Back in 1989 when Rene Petrin founded Management Mentors, Inc., the first George Bush was president. A gallon of gas cost roughly 97 cents. The founder of Facebook was getting ready to enter kindergarten. And Taylor Swift was getting ready to enter the world. While much has changed on the planet since Petrin hung his virtual shingle, one thing has remained true: people still crave mentoring—and they always will.Read More
Business Mentoring Matters
Last month, we invited Sri Chellappa, president of Engagedly, to talk about mentoring's role in employee engagement and the mistakes companies make when trying to boost engagement.Read More
Last week, we talked with Sri Chellappa, the president of Engagedly, about how mentoring can help boost employee engagement .Read More
Here's a "glass is half full/half empty" conundrum. Last fall, Gallup reported that the number of engaged employees in the U.S. rose to 34% "tying its highest level since Gallup began reporting the national figure in 2000."Read More
It’s time for another roundup of interesting articles on business mentoring that we’ve recently come across.Read More
Some of this content first appeared in our informative white paper, Mentoring & Leadership: FAQs, Tips & Real Life Stories. For the full white paper, click here.
Leadership and mentoring. The two go hand-in-hand like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, chips and salsa. (Hungry yet? OK, we’ll stop now.)
It’s easy to accept the idea of this grand partnership because, on the surface, it sounds good. After all, leadership is an important and valued skill, and mentoring is something most people welcome, especially if it will help them advance in their careers.
But do you truly understand the link between leadership and mentoring? What do the individual terms mean, and do these meanings change when you link the two? How does mentoring foster leadership (and is mentoring always necessary)? And what does a “leadership” mentoring program look like anyway?Read More
As the mentoring program manager (MPM), you'll essentially be leading a group of mentors and mentorees over nine to 12 months. As such, it makes sense for MPMs to develop these three leadership skills.Read More
Telling your employees they need to improve isn't enough. You need to provide a roadmap and tools to help them achieve whatever goals you set out for them.
A performance improvement plan serves as this roadmap, and one of the tools you'll often recommend is mentoring.
But here's the thing—it's not enough to simply recommend mentoring. Be smart in your approach so that your employee is just as excited about mentoring as you are.
Here's what to keep in mind.Read More
Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to business success. Given the fact that technology has allowed us to be more global in working and communicating, this comes as no surprise.Read More
Talent managers are famous for giving people straightforward employee development goals. It makes sense, of course. Talent managers are supposed to nurture the organization's talent.Read More