It's summer in the northern hemisphere, and most people are operating on a relaxed schedule.Read More
Business Mentoring Matters
Wow! What a year for the Management Mentors Blog: Business Mentoring Matters. Thank you to all of our viewers and subscribers. This year, our blog posts have been viewed 126,399 times and we now have 4,555 subscribers! This leads us to believe we are creating content that is important, timely and relevant to our audience. Our goal for 2017 is to continue this trend and to always be sharing content that is useful to you.Read More
Effective communication is the key ingredient of a successful mentoring relationship. We've discussed active listening vs. passive listening, which is essential. Now, let's provide some mentoring tips for effectively communicating expectations—a skill that mentors, mentorees, and program managers need to master.
1. Clarify assumptions.
Never assume anything. Always explicitly state any assumption and ask the other person if your assumption is correct. If it isn't, ask the person to clarify.
Here's an example:
- Speaker #1: I'm sensing you're frustrated with your manager's response to your request. Is that a fair assessment?
- Speaker #2: Frustrated might not be the best word. I was disappointed because I didn't feel my manager cared about why I was making the request.
- Speaker #1: Dealing with disappointment can be a tough emotion to navigate, especially at work. Let's discuss ways for you to deal with this emotion and let's develop a strategy for how you want to approach your manager moving forward.
1. The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016. Bottom line: this survey says that it's not too late to earn Millennials' loyalty. The key? Mentoring.
Insightful quote: "Where it exists, mentoring is having a positive impact and six in 10 (61 percent) Millennials are currently benefitting from having somebody to turn to for advice, or who helps develop their leadership skills.Read More
It's time for another business mentoring link fest, where we round up the latest and greatest articles on mentoring. Let's get to it.Read More
It's that time of year, the time when all the "best of" lists start to surface. Here's ours! Our Best Mentoring Articles of 2015.Read More
At Management Mentors, we consistently get super positive feedback regarding the great mentoring content we publish. We do our best to make all of the information you will need to make an informed decision about whether a mentoring program is right for your company, how to best utilize your current mentoring program, or how to make improvements to your mentoring program (among other things!). Here are our 5 most popular mentoring blog posts from Fall 2014:
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