Archive for mentoring SmartBlogs
We spend so much time in the workplace that relationships are bound to develop — friendly, romantic and problematic. I recently asked Emily Bennington about what professionals should know about office relationships and how to navigate them. Bennington is author of “Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide to Corporate Domination” and the founder of AWAKE EXEC mindful leadership coaching for women.[…] Continue Reading »
Mentoring can be a difficult relationship to navigate for both mentors and mentees, but there are several steps that participants can take to ensure that they get the most out of the relationship. Finalists for Mentor Scout‘s Mentor of the Year award recently talked with Nobscot CEO Beth N. Carvin about some things to keep in mind when working on establishing a good mentoring relationship.[…] Continue Reading »
January is National Mentoring Month. Because you’re probably already familiar with the mentoring concept, let’s look at a relatively recent variation: reverse mentoring.
When your 5-year-old grandchild shows you how to tag a photo on Facebook, that’s reverse mentoring.
Who are the rising stars in your company?
People in upper management must always be on the lookout for talented employees who could become the next generation of leadership for the company. These emerging and aspiring leaders need someone to mentor them and teach them the skills needed to become effective leaders and managers. By taking a role in developing the next generation of leaders, you ensure your company’s future success.[…] Continue Reading »
Every young professional hears it: “Get a mentor!” Many companies invest in mentoring programs, especially for women aspiring to advance. But do mentor programs pay off –– for the mentors and the mentees? My clients and I have had positive experiences, but, who knows? Maybe we’re not typical?
Nope. (Whew!) The data is pretty clear that getting a mentor helps both women and men climb the corporate ladder, and anecdotal evidence (including mastermind groups) points to its effectiveness for entrepreneurs as well.[…] Continue Reading »