Business Mentoring Insights


      Recently, Fortune Magazine listed their famous 100 Best Companies To Work For.  Among that list, many of those organizations choose to offer valuable training resources, such as mentoring, cross training and shadowing, to their employees. These companies choose to develop and offer these opportunities to their employees as a way for them to share the knowledge between senior employees and those entering a new job or looking to move up the corporate ladder.  The leaders and managers at these companies provide the support, dedication and resources that each individual needs to develop the skills needed to encourage them to continue to learn and develop new ideas.  In turn, the company is gaining positive employees that are motivated and committed to their jobs.  Read more

    Mon, May, 04, 2009

  • Who Says There’s No Money to Invest in Employee Development?

      With the economy in recession, it has been the mantra that investing in programs that retain employees or develop talent must take a back seat to "surviving." Interestingly enough, companies always seem to find money when they believe in an approach.                         Read more

    Wed, Apr, 29, 2009

  • Is Corporate Mentoring Worth It?

      As a consultant I often get asked about demonstrating the value of mentoring.  The survey below is another example of results that are typically demonstrated when a well-designed mentoring program is implemented. Read more

    Mon, Apr, 27, 2009

  • Help Grow Your Leaders

      A recent finding showed that 60% of the respondents of a poll of 1,380 HR Directors of large U.S. companies said that their firms do not have a CEO succession plan in place!  This goes to show that too many organizations are not focusing on building their future leaders.  Instead, they are primarily concerned with meeting or exceeding their goals and not looking into the future.  When the time comes for a new CEO, many of these companies are seeking applicants outside of their firm.  With careful planning and a good mentoring program in place, your company does not need to seek future leaders outside of your firm.  Company performance is sure to exceed when opportunities are given to your employees.  These are the types of benefits that employees want to see.  It gives individuals the ambition to work harder knowing that if they do, they can have an opportunity to become a future leader.  Instead of reaching out of the box, prepare the package at hand and reach inside of the box.  Read more

    Wed, Apr, 15, 2009

  • Why Mentoring? Well, We All Need Help!

      In a down economy, people become afraid and wary and, as a result, they often resort to behaviors that fuel the fear. In these times, people need more emotional support to carry on and maintain a sense of hope in the future. Read more

    Fri, Mar, 27, 2009

  • Engaging Employees in Touch Economic Times

      In these tough economic times, many employees are feeling overworked and under-appreciated, and everyone has a fear of what tomorrow may bring. So how can you be positive and create an atmosphere that will build commitment and engagement?  Read more

    Mon, Mar, 23, 2009

  • International Women of Courage Award

      Last week, at the State Department, first lady Michelle Obama joined Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to present the departments Award for International Women of Courage to seven female activists from Afghanistan, Guatemala, Iraq, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia and Uzbekistan who have fought to end discrimination and inequality.  Mrs. Obama was quoted saying "As women, we must stand up for ourselves.  As women, we must stand up for each other.  As women, we must stand up for justice for all." Read more

    Fri, Mar, 20, 2009

  • Women in President Obama's Administration

      President Obama has included women at all levels of his administration.  Three of the fifteen members in his Cabinet are women: Read more

    Mon, Mar, 16, 2009