Business Mentoring Matters

How to ask someone to be your mentor

Posted on Fri, May, 29, 2015

Tags: mentoring pairs, Mentors & Mentorees, mentoring relationships

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MENTOREE SAYS: "I'd like to work on people taking me more seriously"

Posted on Thu, Aug, 14, 2014

Tags: Mentors & Mentorees

Last week, a mentor called me and asked for my advice on how to help a mentoree explore the goal of having people take him more seriously. This goal appears vague and somewhat hard to address. During the course of the call, we shared a few thoughts and ideas and I would like to share those with you in the event you are faced with similar areas of professional development.

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Don't micromanage. Mentor instead!

Posted on Wed, Jul, 16, 2014

Tags: mentoring success, Mentors & Mentorees

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Common Mistakes Made By New Mentors

Posted on Thu, Apr, 17, 2014

Tags: Mentors & Mentorees, mentoring relationships


Mentors are people who are generous at heart and have the best interests of the mentoree when working with them. Even so, new mentors can sometimes make inadvertent mistakes that can pose a problem now or in the future for the mentoring relationship.

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Mentoring Lessons from Project Runway: Under the Gunn

Posted on Fri, Feb, 07, 2014

Tags: Mentors & Mentorees, mentoring relationships

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Why We Use The Term 'Mentoree'

Posted on Wed, Feb, 05, 2014

Tags: Mentors & Mentorees

Recently, a peruser of our website contacted our President, Rene Petrin, to point out that we use the term 'mentoree' when in fact, he said, "the correct term is 'mentee.'"

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Do business mentors counsel their mentorees?

Posted on Fri, Dec, 27, 2013

Tags: Mentors & Mentorees, mentoring relationships

Mentors play many roles: advocate, teacher, friend, coach, cheerleader, counselor....and the list goes on. If you are considering stepping into the role of mentor, consider the different ways that you can assist your mentoree. Don't be afraid of these roles. If you care and truly take an interest in your mentoree, you have the skills it takes.

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Do mentors teach?

Posted on Fri, Nov, 29, 2013

Tags: Mentors & Mentorees

Yes, mentors teach! However, they do so not in the traditional mode of teachers but on a one-to-one basis involving the following:

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Should Mentorees Choose Their Mentor?

Posted on Fri, Nov, 01, 2013

Tags: mentoring pairs, Mentors & Mentorees

I encounter this question often when I conduct a demo of my online system, Mentoring Complete.  

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3 important reasons to have a mentor during critical phases in your career

Posted on Thu, Oct, 17, 2013

Tags: Mentors & Mentorees, mentoring relationships

You should have a mentor at each critical phase of your career. Mentoring is a critical process when undergoing career transitions such as:

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