Business Mentoring Matters

Reflections on 30 Years of Mentoring

Posted on Thu, Jan, 03, 2019

Tags: Mentoring Success, Mentoring Best Practices

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.

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The Ideal Mentoree Profile

Posted on Wed, Sep, 20, 2017

Tags: Mentoring Best Practices, Mentoring FAQs

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. 

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What Does a Mentor Do?

Posted on Wed, Sep, 06, 2017

Tags: Mentoring Best Practices, Mentoring FAQs

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.) 

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#TBT: Mentoring Articles Featuring...Us!

Posted on Thu, Jun, 29, 2017

Tags: Mentoring Best Practices, Mentoring Success

For an upcoming project, my team and I recently reviewed all the press that Management Mentors has received over the last five years.

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How to Start a Mentoring Program

Posted on Tue, Jan, 05, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Best Practices

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.

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Mentoring Activities: How to Wrap Up Your Meetings

Posted on Tue, Sep, 22, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Best Practices

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.

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SlideShare: 9 Mentoring Program Best Practices

Posted on Thu, Mar, 26, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Best Practices

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.

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SlideShare: 9 Mentoring Program Best Practices

Posted on Tue, Mar, 03, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Best Practices

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.

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What happens if a mentoring program does not follow best practices?

Posted on Thu, Apr, 24, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Best Practices

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.

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Why Safety Matters In Business Mentoring

Posted on Tue, Oct, 30, 2012

Tags: Mentoring Best Practices

Safety Is Another Differentiator Between Coaching and Mentoring

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