It’s time for another roundup of interesting articles on business mentoring that we’ve recently come across.Read More
Business Mentoring Matters
At least once a quarter, we like to share business mentoring articles we’ve been reading and sharing internally. Here’s our final roundup of 2016. (Go here, here, and here to read previous installments from this year.)
1. Mentors Can Show Way at Work. This article highlights Andrea Crisafulli, president of Crisafulli Bros. Plumbing and Heating Contractors. Crisafulli has had many great mentors along the way and has paid it forward as well.
Insightful quote: “Having someone to show you the ropes and make introductions for you when you're just getting your career going is valuable. But it's also worthwhile to keep adding to your roster of mentors at every stage of your life.”Read More
Quick!! Off the top of your head, what do you think are 5 Things GREAT Mentors Do?.......
The following is a guest blog post written by Bonnie Cox of Power Training Institute. Bonnie reiterates some of the important messages we try to share with the Management Mentors' blog audience regarding mentoring relationships.
Let's get to the bottom line. What is the return on investment for a business mentoring program?
According to a recent article in More magazine, Grammy Award winning singer Estelle Swaray dreamed big, but her parents didn't have the resources or the knowledge to help her realize her dreams. They did, however, know enough to encourage her to join a mentorship program at the BBC where she was taught important lessons on how to fulfill her dreams.
Lauren Zalaznick, President of Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks, NBC Universal, was told by her fist boss at VH1, “Throughout your career, you’re going to hear lots of feedback from show-makers and peers and employees and bosses. If you hear a certain piece of feedback consistently and you don’t agree with it, it doesn’t matter what you think. Truth is, you’re being perceived that way.” With this advise, Lauren changed from a person know for making snap decisions to someone who’s viewed as thoughtful and analytical.
The U.S. Department of State is creating a mentoring program that is going to unify education, technology and global business. The program, TechWomen, “will pair women in Silicon Valley with 38 of their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a five-week professional mentorship program at leading technology companies beginning in the summer of 2011.” By “using innovative technologies, cutting-edge content, and social networking tools, TechWomen will foster and develop the next generation of women leaders in the technology field by providing women and girls with the access and opportunity needed to pursue tech-based careers.” Currently, they are seeking technical mentors to assist the mentorees with their professional work, as well as cultural mentors to assist the participants with personal and cultural support. To learn more about this fabulous program, please click here.
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has posted on their website that the application for the 2011 ASM General Meeting Minority Travel Grant is avaiable. The travel grant was created to help recruit underrepresented minority groups in the ASM. The focus is to select post-doctoral scholars and faculty from these underrepresented minority groups that have demonstrated interest in mentoring trainees in the microbiological sciences. To learn more about this great opportunity, or to get an application, please click here.