Business Mentoring: Best of 2014

Well, the countdown is officially on: only a few more days until we flip the calendar and say hello to 2015. But before we bid farewell to this year, we thought we'd take a step back and remember some of the best mentoring moments from the last 12 months.

So without further ado, here you go. Enjoy!

Our most popular blog posts published in 2014

  • Common Mistakes Made by New Mentors: "Mentors are people who are generous at heart and have the best interests of the mentoree when working with them. Even so, new mentors can sometimes make inadvertent mistakes that can pose a problem now or in the future for the mentoring relationship." Continue reading.
  • It's the Beginning of Our Mentoring Relationship. What Should We Do? "Since this may be the first time you actually work together, you both may feel a little tentative at first until you get to know each other better and build a level of comfort and trust." Continue reading.
  • We Believe in 8 Mentoring Truths: "Mentoring doesn't happen only once in a person's life. If we're lucky, we're constantly being mentored and mentoring others, both formally and informally." Continue reading.
  • Getting Real About Mentoring ROI: "The case for mentoring is largely anecdotal (people reporting on their experience); however, there are resources that are available for those seeking more objective criteria." Continue reading.

Our most popular white papers

Articles by us posted on the Association for Talent Development blog

  • Do Your Employees Need Coaching or Mentoring? "Here's an important point that many organizations miss: it doesn't necessarily need be an either/or scenario." Continue reading.
  • Four Things to Avoid in a Mentoring Relationship: "If you're entering a mentoring relationship, you're probably eager to get going—dreaming of all the good things that will result. While it's important to focus on the positive, you should also be aware of potential pitfalls." Continue reading.
  • Got Millennials? Two Approaches to Mentoring Generation Y: "Like any "new" generation, its members come to the table with new ideas, new needs, and new challenges, while many of its predecessors tend to sit back, wax poetic about the good old days, and poke fun at the new kids on the block. I'm not here to referee generational wars or fan the flames. I'm here to talk about how organizations can step up and start nurturing this younger generation today. And by "nurture," I mean mentor, but not in the traditional ways we've all come to know." Continue reading.

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On behalf of all of us at Management Mentors, I wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

See you in 2015!