The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard (David Clutterbuck)Read More
It’s evident that a coaching and mentoring strategy requires the sustained support and energy of an organization’s leaders. In our interviews on this topic with both HR professionals and leadership teams, a number of themes recur frequently enough to warrant inclusion in practical guidelines. In no particular order of importance, these are:
Everyone Needs a Mentor
It is important to remember that, no matter who you are, it is always appropriate to ask for guidance. We all need to be pointed in the right direction now and again. Never be ashamed to ask for help, and keep yourself open to assist others. Talk with your mentor today about how you can better communicate your needs.
Feedback from Mentors
As a mentor, think carefully about feedback you want to give to your protégé. Try to create a balance between positive encouragement, and critiques on areas that need improvement.