It's not unusual for organizations to seriously consider launching a mentoring program during Q1.Read More
Business Mentoring Matters
In 2019, Management Mentors will be turning 30. By then, we'll have been blogging pretty regularly for a full decade.Read More
Recently, my team and I sat down to answer common questions we receive from customers, prospects and regular readers of our blog. We released the first batch of Q&As in the May newsletter.Read More
My team and I recently sat down to address some common questions from clients, prospects, and regular blog readers.Read More
It's summer in the northern hemisphere, and most people are operating on a relaxed schedule.Read More
Wow! What a year for the Management Mentors Blog: Business Mentoring Matters. Thank you to all of our viewers and subscribers. This year, our blog posts have been viewed 126,399 times and we now have 4,555 subscribers! This leads us to believe we are creating content that is important, timely and relevant to our audience. Our goal for 2017 is to continue this trend and to always be sharing content that is useful to you.Read More
Effective communication is the key ingredient of a successful mentoring relationship. We've discussed active listening vs. passive listening, which is essential. Now, let's provide some mentoring tips for effectively communicating expectations—a skill that mentors, mentorees, and program managers need to master.
1. Clarify assumptions.
Never assume anything. Always explicitly state any assumption and ask the other person if your assumption is correct. If it isn't, ask the person to clarify.
Here's an example:
- Speaker #1: I'm sensing you're frustrated with your manager's response to your request. Is that a fair assessment?
- Speaker #2: Frustrated might not be the best word. I was disappointed because I didn't feel my manager cared about why I was making the request.
- Speaker #1: Dealing with disappointment can be a tough emotion to navigate, especially at work. Let's discuss ways for you to deal with this emotion and let's develop a strategy for how you want to approach your manager moving forward.
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1. The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016. Bottom line: this survey says that it's not too late to earn Millennials' loyalty. The key? Mentoring.
Insightful quote: "Where it exists, mentoring is having a positive impact and six in 10 (61 percent) Millennials are currently benefitting from having somebody to turn to for advice, or who helps develop their leadership skills.Read More