Business Mentoring Matters

Mentoring Myth: Mentoring and coaching are essentially the same thing.

Posted on Thu, Sep, 04, 2014

Tags: Mentoring FAQs

There are some mentoring myths we encounter day in and day out as we guide our clients on their mentoring journey. This is the fourth in a series of posts on mentoring myths. Watch as we bust this myth wide open as we have done with the first three!

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Do you need mentoring or do you need coaching?

Posted on Wed, Aug, 20, 2014

Tags: Mentoring FAQs

At Management Mentors, we talk A LOT about the differences between coaching and mentoring. So many companies come to us asking us for a coaching program, when what they really need is a mentoring program (or vice versa). We've written blog posts, white papers and even recorded podcasts on the subject.

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Are mentoring and coaching the same? [FAQs]

Posted on Mon, Sep, 02, 2013

Tags: Mentoring FAQs

Are mentoring and coaching the same?

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Should Mentoring & Performance Management Be Linked?

Posted on Fri, Jul, 12, 2013

Tags: Mentoring FAQs, Talent Development and Retention

Today's blog post is a previously posted Management Mentors newsletter article that we felt is worth re-sharing as this question is posed to us over and over again:

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A Roundup of our Most Popular Blog Posts on Coaching & Mentoring

Posted on Mon, May, 13, 2013

Tags: Mentoring FAQs

People often confuse coaching and mentoring. Though related, they are not the same. A mentor may coach, but a coach does not mentor. Understanding the definition of mentoring is crucial. Mentoring is relational, while coaching is functional. That’s the short answer, but the truth is that the answer to this question deserves a deeper look.

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Does business mentoring work?

Posted on Thu, May, 02, 2013

Tags: Mentoring FAQs

Well, consider these resources.

This article in Forbes discusses a study where “Sun Microsystems compared the career progress of 1000 employees over a 5-year period.” Some of the results? “Both mentors and mentees were approximately 20% more likely to get a raise than people who did not participate in the mentoring program.”

In an article called “Guiding the Way” in Success magazine, the author quotes Ellen Ensher, associate professor of management at the business college at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, as saying, “People who use mentors are more successful than those without mentors, and that’s substantiated by academic research. They get more promotions, make more money, and have more career and job satisfaction.”

Interested in more compelling statistics and studies? Our free white paper “The Well Leveraged Mentoring Program” is full of them. 

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When you DON'T need a mentor

Posted on Mon, Oct, 08, 2012

Tags: Mentoring FAQs

It’s often stated that everyone should have a mentor and that’s probably true. But not every situation requires a mentor. Sometimes having a coach is a better option. 

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What is Mentoring?

Posted on Fri, Dec, 09, 2011

Tags: Mentoring Programs, Mentoring Success, Mentors & Mentorees, Mentoring FAQs, Talent Development and Retention

A mentoring relationship is one of the most powerful developmental relationships that can exist between two individuals. Mentoring has its roots in trade apprenticeships, which originated hundreds of years ago. Businesses began to recognize mentoring’s power to enrich the skills and knowledge of their employees in the late 1960's. Since then, mentoring has been an important component of employee development.

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Week 5 Management Mentors FAQ's

Posted on Fri, Sep, 23, 2011

Tags: Mentoring Programs, Mentoring FAQs

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Week 4-Management Mentors FAQ's

Posted on Wed, Sep, 14, 2011

Tags: Mentoring FAQs

Here we are at Week 4 of answering some of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding corporate mentoring. If you have a question about mentoring that we have yet to answer, please be sure to post it in the comments section below or contact us.

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