Business Mentoring Matters

How to Start a Mentoring Program in 2019

Posted on Thu, Feb, 28, 2019

Tags: Mentoring Programs, Mentoring Resources, Mentoring Best Practices

It's not unusual for organizations to seriously consider launching a mentoring program during Q1.

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Our Most Popular Mentoring Articles of All Time

Posted on Thu, Dec, 06, 2018

Tags: Mentoring Resources, Business Mentoring Articles & News

In 2019, Management Mentors will be turning 30. By then, we'll have been blogging pretty regularly for a full decade.

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Q&A with Our Mentoring Expert - Part 2

Posted on Thu, Jun, 28, 2018

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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. 

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Q&A with the Mentoring Expert - Part 1

Posted on Tue, Jun, 05, 2018

Tags: Mentoring Resources

My team and I recently sat down to address some common questions from clients, prospects, and regular blog readers.

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Mentoring Books to Add to Your Summer 2017 Reading List

Posted on Thu, Jul, 27, 2017

Tags: Mentoring Resources

It's summer in the northern hemisphere, and most people are operating on a relaxed schedule.

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Mentoring Blog Articles: 2016's top 5 posts

Posted on Wed, Dec, 28, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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.

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Mentoring Tips: Communicating Expectations

Posted on Mon, Dec, 12, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Resources

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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Turn to Us for FREE Mentoring Advice

Posted on Wed, Nov, 16, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Resources

Did you know we offer free one-hour consultations? No muss, no fuss, no obligation to buy from us—now or ever.

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Business Mentoring Link Fest: More Mentoring Articles

Posted on Mon, Oct, 17, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Resources

Here's our latest roundup of mentoring articles. (Read earlier installments here  and here.)

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.

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Business Mentoring Link Fest

Posted on Wed, Jul, 06, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Resources

It's time for another business mentoring link fest, where we round up the latest and greatest articles on mentoring. Let's get to it.

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