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Business Mentoring Matters
There's no doubt that mentoring provides numerous benefits to mentors, mentorees, and the organization. But even the best programs and committed participants can encounter challenges.Read More
Effective mentoring is a two-way street, meaning that both mentor and mentoree must actively participate in the relationship to make it work. So what would an effective mentoring relationship look like? Here are some signs…
1. The mentor and mentoree look forward to their time together.Mentoring shouldn't feel like a chore. Instead, both mentors and mentorees should look forward to meeting and discussing progress and challenges, deepening the relationship, and enjoying lighthearted moments as well (e.g. laughter, good stories).
- Pro tip: Here are three mentoring activities to help break the ice at the beginning of a relationship. And here are seven tips for positive mentoring outcomes.
2. The mentoree feels the transformative effect of mentoring.Read More
Anyone can call him/herself a mentoring expert. Identify the real McCoy by asking these questions.Read More
When it comes to researching information on how to start a mentoring program, your friend Google will likely lead you to many great articles that discuss things like program type, matching pairs, and selecting program managers. But the one topic that is consistently overlooked? The budget conversation. I'm here to remedy that.Read More
We have been blogging up a storm since the beginning of 2016 and have been receiving rave reviews as a result! In fact, our blog subscribers (that would be you!) have increased by 20% in the past 11 weeks. Even better than that, our blog posts have been viewed over 31,000 times since January 1, 2016!
So, as our team continues to work hard to crank out even more great information for you regarding all things mentoring, succession planning, knowlege sharing, e-learning and more, we thought we'd share a quick recap of our Top 10 blog posts that we have posted since New Year's Day 2016. Now you have all of this fantastic reading in one place. And, as always, if there is a topic we haven't covered and you would like to learn more about, share in the comments below. This blog is for YOU after all :)Read More
Spring is in the air. I can smell it! The birds are chirping, the snow is (finally) melting. Even us hardy New Englanders are ready for the next season.
On the first month of mentoring, my mentor gave to me...a lesson in leadership.
Informal mentoring is initiated by either a mentor or mentoree, may last a long time, and is more of an emotional commitment. It focuses exclusively on a mentoree’s goals. Most often, this kind of relationship begins when two people meet and discover they have common interests. Out of this discussion, a relationship develops and out of this relationship, one person begins to take on the role of listening and providing advice to the other. In essence, the mentoring relationship is born. The mentor can be one’s boss, a teacher, a neighbor, a relative, a religious person, a colleague, etc.