Talent managers are famous for giving people straightforward employee development goals. It makes sense, of course. Talent managers are supposed to nurture the organization's talent.Read More
Business Mentoring Matters
There are some mentoring myths we encounter day in and day out as we guide our clients on their mentoring journey. This is the second in a series of posts on mentoring myths. Watch as we bust these myths wide open!
Carrie Kerpen recently wrote an article for Inc.com titled "3 Simple Ways to Vastly Improve Your Company Culture: How to Be a Great Boss, Even During the Tough Times."
Kerpen's 3 simple ways:
Are you ready to blast into the next phase in your career? Did you know that partaking in a mentoring relationship can help your career development? It can!
Beyond creating a trusting relationship with the mentoree, there are three key skills an Executive Mentor should have.
1. Communicating instead of lecturing. Yes, executive mentors typically have a lot of experience and knowledge to share, but it should be done based upon the mentoree's expressed need. If a mentor is doing more speaking than the mentoree during meetings, then s/he is really not communicating.
Do you ever wonder about how successful a mentoring program would be at your place of business? Are you interested in hearing about other companies who have successful mentoring programs?
Quick!! Off the top of your head, what do you think are 5 Things GREAT Mentors Do?.......
As we discussed in our last post, 4 Ways Employee Mentoring Will Help Your Business, an employee mentoring program will create loyalty to your organization by both mentors and mentorees, it will break down barriers and silo mentalities across departments by increasing knowledge share, and it can help your employees avoid making costly mistakes by allowing mentorees to tap into the expertise of others who have come before them.