5 Traits of a great mentor

Posted on: February 11th, 2015 by News presented by How to Mentor No Comments

A Huffington Post article defines mentoring as a “partnership where a ‘mentee’ is assigned to a more experienced ‘mentor’, who passes on valuable aspects of their own accumulated experience and wisdom for the benefit of the mentee’s personal and professional development.” However, as the same article explains, mentoring has evolved and often both individuals play the roles…
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The Misery of Mentoring Millennials in the workplace

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 by The Chronicle presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

“For a new generation of workers, the idea of seeking out a single career confidant is as old-fashioned as a three-martini lunch…” By Marina Khidekel  http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-14/the-misery-of-mentoring-millennials When Christina Wallace, then 25, started a job at a management consulting firm in 2009, she was assigned two mentors: one, a career counselor; the other, an office-culture guru. “It…
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Who Do You Want to Become? vs. What Do You Want To Be?

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by All Things Workplace presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

Which question are you asking yourself? Your choice will help determine the depth of your life as well as the comfort-level of your career.  I've been watching a new CEO client begin his tenure at a global company. He is very comfortable listening, talking, giving direction, and saying "I don't know. That sounds good to…
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Starting Strong is Key to Mentoring Success

Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by Mentoring Matters Blog presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

Are you from Gen X or Y, anxious to advance your career? Are you eager make a mark in your organization? Are you committed to orchestrating your own future? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you will need good mentors if you’re going to be successful. In our new book, Starting Strong: A…
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When Mentorship Programs Fail Due to Poor Training

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by Management Mentors presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

I am frequently asked “What are the most common reasons mentorship programs fail?” There are four main reasons mentorship programs fail: Design Matching Training Support This is the third in a series of four blog posts. In this post, we will focus on training as a common reason mentorship programs fail. Because many people understand…
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Why Should I Measure My Mentoring Program?

Posted on: January 7th, 2015 by Mentoring Talent presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

Human, but Subjective Mentoring is a very human development method – and that’s definitely part of the beauty of it. One of the reasons mentoring tends to work as well as it does within organizations is precisely because it’s individual-to-individual, and facilitates conversations and connections between employees. These conversations and connections mean a few really…
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3 Common Mistakes Made When Matching Mentors and Mentorees

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by Management Mentors presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

*Parts of this blog post have been previously published in our monthly newsletter titled, Business Mentoring: How We Match Mentors and Mentorees. In our last blog post, we discussed How to Make a Successful Match Between a Mentor and a Mentoree and we shared some of the ideas behind Management Mentors' algorithm which was born from…
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How to Reduce Your Training Expenses with Corporate Mentoring

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by Mentoring Talent presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

While training classes are widely available for any learning need, they can also be very costly. The time spent away from the office and probable travel expenses, as well as the cost to take the class (or create the course internally), necessitates an immense commitment of both time and money from your organization. In a…
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When Mentorship Programs Fail Due to Poor Support

Posted on: December 17th, 2014 by Management Mentors presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

I am frequently asked “What are the most common reasons mentorship programs fail?” There are four main reasons mentorship programs fail: Design Matching Training Support This is the fourth in a series of four blog posts. In this post, we will focus on support as a common reason mentorship programs fail. In the final post of our…
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Why Mentor Matching Can’t Be The End of Your Involvement

Posted on: December 10th, 2014 by Mentoring Talent presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

Mentor matching certainly sets the stage for how well a mentoring partnership will go – but it’s not the end-all be-all of a mentoring partnership. Whether because of personality clash, mismatched competencies, difficulty with communication, or a different reason entirely, some mentor-mentee matches simply don’t work out. It’s often possible to save a mentoring partnership…
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