Business Mentoring Matters

Mentoring Books to Add to Your Summer 2017 Reading List

Posted on Thu, Jul, 27, 2017

Tags: Mentoring Resources

It's summer in the northern hemisphere, and most people are operating on a relaxed schedule.

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Mentoring Blog Articles: 2016's top 5 posts

Posted on Wed, Dec, 28, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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.

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Mentoring Tips: Communicating Expectations

Posted on Mon, Dec, 12, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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.

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Business Mentoring Link Fest: More Mentoring Articles

Posted on Mon, Oct, 17, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Resources

Here's our latest roundup of mentoring articles. (Read earlier installments here  and here.)

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.

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Business Mentoring Link Fest

Posted on Wed, Jul, 06, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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.

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Our Best Mentoring Articles of 2015

Posted on Tue, Dec, 29, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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.

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Mentoring Ideas: Link Roundup

Posted on Tue, Dec, 15, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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Business Mentoring eBooks make great holiday gifts!

Posted on Thu, Dec, 04, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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Top 5 Mentoring Blog Posts Fall 2014

Posted on Tue, Dec, 02, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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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FREE: Our most popular mentoring white paper downloads!

Posted on Tue, Sep, 16, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Resources

There's nothing better for the marketing team at Management Mentors than to have our boss say that he is told time and time again that our website is just chock full of super useful information. I mean, truly, it never gets old! Rock star writing and fabulous graphic designs help to put Rene's unrivaled mentoring knowledge into easily digestible, FREE RESOURCES FOR YOU!

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