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Business Mentoring Link Fest: More Mentoring Articles

Posted on Mon, Oct, 17, 2016

mentoring_articlesHere'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.

2. Making Mentoring a Priority. This article from Light Reading presents a Q&A with Keri Gilder, VP and General Manager, EMEA at Ciena. Gilder talks about her own mentoring experience, including how she instills a mentoring culture in her organization.

Insightful quote: "For a mentoring program to be a success all involved need to set time aside for it and make it a priority. I set time aside for my personal mentoring, both being mentored and being a mentee."

3. Why More and More People Are Eager to Mentor. The Forbes article discusses why there's a "mushrooming mentoring movement in America," which is a very good thing indeed.

Insightful quote: "A major reason seems to be an aging population eager to impart hard-earned lessons to a younger generation, to help improve their odds of success in life. The desire to give back is powerful, especially to help younger people from low-income families and neighborhoods to acquire the kind of social capital and guidance that will help them thrive.

4. How Mentoring Programs Shape Future Finance Leaders. We're big fans of the Association for Talent Development and its blog, and for good reason. This article discusses why Millennials need to be cultivated as leaders—and how mentoring can help do that.

Insightful quote: "Millennials are a highly educated, passionate group who are interested in work that provides meaningful growth in both their personal and professional lives. Their values and preferences make them a great match for mentoring . . ."


5. Q&A: ‘Group mentoring has the added benefit of creating a support network.’ This article is especially meaningful to us, as we get ready to launch a new e-learning course on group mentoring (based on our group mentoring manual). We love reading stories where group mentoring has been such a success, as it has been for American Express Global Corporate Payments in the UK.

Insightful quote: "Mentoring is often focused on one-to-one conversations, and it can be very specific to a moment in time. But we wanted to do mentoring in groups – we call it cluster mentoring – and also create a networking environment. So we developed a structure where we did cluster mentoring one month, followed by a Lean In circle the next month, where the group talks among themselves about a specific topic, and we’d continue to alternate those formats over a period of time."


Have you come across any interesting mentoring articles? Share in the comments!

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