Business Mentoring Insights

  • Engaging the Talent Within

    When I was a board member with my former employers, we would present an issue and we would share ideas/solutions and sometimes we'd ask:  "Who in the company would be able to add to this idea/solution?"  A simple but powerful statement.  What would happen if managers at all levels and even employees asked that question more often?  In reality, we are all experts in a number of areas and it's this expertise that brings value to an organization.  Recognizing this, more and more companies are attempting to access this wealth of expertise using social networking software tied to talent development.  We've recognized this trend for some time which is why we've created our CoachingComplete online system.   Read more

    Thu, Jun, 02, 2011

  • Some Data on Losing Talent in the Workplace

    A 2008 study by Deloitte Research found that one in three new hires leave a company within the first year of employment.  The first-year turnover rate grew to 31.7% in 2007.  Although the economic downturn has affected retention, as the economy improves, this statistic will return. Read more

    Tue, May, 31, 2011

  • Talent Management And Why It's Important

    In recent years, corporations have learned that high-quality talent management programs can help organizations across a wide variety of strategic imperatives such as: Read more

    Fri, May, 27, 2011

  • The Glass Ceiling is Still There

    Bentley University in Waltham, MA is about to launch the school's Center for Women and Business. President Gloria Larson states that the center "will focus on educating students about their leadership potential, conducting research about how and why companies should promote and retain women..."  She further adds, "This pipeline in the corporate world is leaking badly once women start to get into the management ranks...and it's still pretty well blocked at the top." Read more

    Fri, May, 20, 2011

  • Description of a Successful Mentee

    What makes a good mentee? Here are some of the most important characteristics that a mentee can possess: Read more

    Mon, May, 02, 2011

  • Mentoring to Facilitate a Solution

    My favorite part of what mentors do is that they facilitate the development of another person.  Here's how the process works. Read more

    Mon, Apr, 25, 2011

  • Keep Employees Happy by Offering A Mentoring Program

    I recently saw an American Express commercial which featured a small business owner stating that he gives all of his rewards points to his employees as bonuses for a job well done.  He claimed "when my employees are happy, my customers are happy." Read more

    Wed, Apr, 13, 2011

  • Employee Engagement and Mentoring

    A recent article by Gallup made the following statement: Read more

    Fri, Apr, 08, 2011

  • Lean on Me - Mentoring as an Anti-Bullying Tool

    I recently read an article in the March 7th edition of People magazine titled “LEAN on ME” written by Joanne Fowler.  This Bullying Prevention piece featured middle school and high school kids who were paired up as a part of their school’s on-going zero-tolerance approach to bullying. The article showcases mentoring as a method for bullying prevention. The older students are former bullies who are spending time counseling the younger students who feel the need to bully today. Read more

    Wed, Mar, 30, 2011