Business Mentoring Matters
There are many key components to a successful mentoring program—a company wide goal, a mentoring program manager to oversee the program, and an accurate matching process—to name a few. But during National Mentoring Month, we would like to take a moment to point out the number one factor to a successful mentoring program:
"In the mentoring process, reflection enables us to slow down, rest, and observe our journey and the process of self-knowledge that is so important along the way" (Huang and Lynch, 1995, p.57)
At Management Mentors, we guide our clients as they begin their mentoring journeys. One thing we realize that we all need--especially in the beginning--is an extra dose of inspiration.
espnW has joined forces with the State Department and Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State, who announced a Global Sports Mentoring Program which focuses on mentoring young girls and women around the globe.
What does the word mentor have to do with Father's Day? A whole lot. As President Barack Obama shared in his recent article in People Magazine, his father left him when he was only two years old. The President grew up without a father. That absence in his life has left him determined to be the best father and mentor he can be to his two young daughters, Sasha and Malia.
Star Jones, the Celebrity Apprentice fired by Donald Trump last week left the show making an interesting comment. In her exit interview, Star stated "I've now been fired by two of my mentors on national television" (Star claims Barbara Walters fired her from The View in 2006).