It's not unusual for organizations to seriously consider launching a mentoring program during Q1.Read More
Business Mentoring Matters
In 1989, a gallon of gas in the U.S. averaged 97 cents, and a U.S. postage stamp was a quarter. Microsoft Office was released for the first time, and Batman (the version with Michael Keaton) was a huge hit. The late George H. W. Bush became the 41st U.S. president, and the Berlin Wall came down.Read More
Earlier this month, we talked about what mentors do, and through this discussion, we built an ideal mentor profile. Now, it's time to look at the ideal mentoree profile.Read More
We firmly believe that just about anyone can be a mentor, provided it's something the person wants to do. (If someone doesn't want to mentor, forcing the person into a relationship would never be a good idea.)Read More
For an upcoming project, my team and I recently reviewed all the press that Management Mentors has received over the last five years.Read More
If one of your resolutions is to launch a mentoring program this year, then step right up!
"How to start a mentoring program" is one of the most common questions we receive. Here's the thing: before you go all in, it makes sense to start with a small pilot program. This allows you to test things out on a smaller scale, see what works (and what doesn't), and adjust accordingly for a larger launch.
The tips below will guide you through the set-up of a pilot mentoring program. Let's get to it.Read More
You've had a productive mentoring session, and you're excited about the possibilities. You're approaching the end of your one hour (or 1.5 hours), and you want to make sure both you and your partner are on the same page regarding next steps. Of course, this leads to some important questions…
- Who is responsible for creating a list of next steps—the mentor, the mentoree, or a combination?
- Should you create a tentative agenda for the next meeting, or should the mentoree be responsible for formulating an agenda right before the next meeting?
- What if the mentoree has questions in between sessions?
- How will you measure progress?
We recommend the following mentoring activities as you near the end of each session.Read More
Any company that is incorporating a mentoring program should follow best practices. Whether you are designing your program or you already have a mentoring program in place, be sure to check out our SlideShare: 9 Mentoring Program Best Practices to ensure you are offering your mentoring program participants the absolute best chance at a successful mentoring relationship.
Any company that is incorporating a mentoring program should follow best practices. Whether you are designing your program or you already have a mentoring program in place, be sure to check out our SlideShare: 9 Mentoring Program Best Practices to ensure you are offering your mentoring program participants the absolute best chance at a successful mentoring relationship.Read More
If a company commits to a mentoring program but doesn't follow best practices, the mentoring program will be ineffective. Time, effort and money will be lost.