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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6 Quick Mentoring Benefits for Mentors

Posted on Wed, Nov, 15, 2017

Tags: Mentoring Success

Interested in learning more about mentoring benefits? Here's what mentors can expect:

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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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7 Tips for Positive Mentoring Outcomes

Posted on Mon, Aug, 15, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Success

You're getting ready to embark on a mentoring relationship. You're excited and maybe a little nervous. And you're hoping it will be a success. Here's how to make sure your mentoring experience is a positive one.

1. Take time to understand what mentoring is. The biggest mistake that new mentors and mentorees make is diving in without having any understanding of what mentoring is—and what it's not.

For example, a mentor is not someone who is going to teach you how to use a piece of software (this would be a job for a business coach). In a mentoring relationship, the mentoree always does the heavy lifting since mentoring is all about personal and professional transformation.

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5 Motivational Mentoring Quotes

Posted on Mon, Jul, 25, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Success

If you are a regular subscriber to our blog, you may have noticed that we ocasionally post inspirational mentoring quotes. In fact, these posts tend to be some of our most viewed posts.

The following quotes were borrowed from Forbes’ 100 Best Quotes on Leadership. We picked each quote as a reminder to you that mentoring and leadership go hand in hand, both in business and in the rest of our lives.

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How to Start a Mentoring Program: The Budget Conversation

Posted on Wed, Jun, 08, 2016

Tags: Mentoring Programs, Mentoring Success

When it comes to researching information on how to start a mentoring program, your friend Google will likely lead you to many great articles that discuss things like program type, matching pairs, and selecting program managers. But the one topic that is consistently overlooked? The budget conversation. I'm here to remedy that.

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Mentoring Program Success Story: Manufacturing Industry

Posted on Tue, Apr, 14, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Success

In order to quantify the purpose of an employee mentoring program, many businesses come to us and ask for solid evidence that mentoring programs actually work. We recently put together a number of case studies outlining mentoring program successes. The following is a short and sweet version of a case study we conducted with our client, Bobrick Washroom Equipment

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Mentoring Program Success Story: Healthcare Industry

Posted on Tue, Mar, 31, 2015

Tags: Mentoring Success


In order to quantify the purpose of an employee mentoring program, many businesses come to us and ask for solid evidence that mentoring programs actually work. We recently put together a number of case studies outlining mentoring program successes. The following is a short and sweet version of a case study we conducted with our client, KentucyOne Health, a non-profit healthcare system.

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Don't micromanage. Mentor instead!

Posted on Wed, Jul, 16, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Success, Mentors & Mentorees

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Four Overlooked Benefits of Mentoring

Posted on Thu, Jul, 03, 2014

Tags: Mentoring Success

There are many benefits to a corporate mentoring program. From boosting employee morale to reverse mentoring (millennials mentoring baby boomers on the latest and greatest technologies, for example) to successfully supporting women in their career growth goals. Here we discuss four overlooked benefits of mentoring that will position your organization for the best and brightest prospective employees while nurturing the rock stars you already have today.

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