Business Mentoring Insights

  • Cancelling Your Mentoring Session

    The # 1 challenge in all mentoring relationships is time.  This means that you may have to cancel your mentoring session on occasion. So, here is some advice on how to handle such a situation. Read more

    Thu, Jul, 25, 2013

  • When should I end the mentoring relationship?

    In a formal mentoring program, the program itself provides the time when the relationship needs to come to closure.  This is usually 9-12 months.  However, sometimes one or the other partner feels it's time to end before that period of time.  This may or may not mean it really is time to end as it could also mean that there is a problem in the relationship.  What are the signs and what do they mean? Read more

    Thu, Jul, 18, 2013

  • 3 Tips for Successful E-Mentoring

    Every company is unique, and so are its mentoring needs. Here are some guidelines for mentoring pairs that are not able to meet face to face. Read more

    Thu, Jun, 13, 2013

  • Are buddy systems and mentoring programs the same?

    No, buddy systems and mentoring programs are not the same. Read more

    Thu, May, 30, 2013

  • What are the benefits of mentoring?

    Mentoring benefits the organization, mentors, and mentorees. Read more

    Thu, May, 09, 2013

  • 4 Tips for Managing Expectations in Mentoring Relationships

    Like any other relationship, mentoring creates expectations. Some of these are part of the definition of mentoring while others are things that we carry within ourselves and expect, yet we may not articulate them to the other partner. Read more

    Thu, Apr, 11, 2013

  • Effective Mentoring Skills

    We get lots of questions from mentors, mentorees, and mentoring program managers on what they need to do in order to have a successful mentoring relationship and an overall successful program. So we thought we'd devote this month's newsletter, Mentoring Minute, to 5 effective mentoring skills. It's important to note that you won't master these skills overnight. In fact, some of these skills are ones we'll all be working on throughout our lives. That said, we've found that the mentors and mentorees who embrace these skills sooner rather than later are the ones who experience the most success in their mentoring relationship. Read more

    Fri, Mar, 29, 2013