The Benefits of Mentoring as Told by the Huffington Post
Huffington Post writes about how mentoring benefits the lives of all in their article commemorating international mentoring day in January.
Read the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eli-wolff/international-mentoring-d_b_14206704.html?
For some mentee-mentor pairs, the hardest part of the mentoring relationship is coming up with ideas for what to do. In this post we have listed a few possibilities to consider.
Mentoring in the Military
Although the prevalence of mentoring in academic and professional areas is quite well known, the incredible popularity of mentoring in the United States Military is relatively under emphasized.
Benefits of Group Mentoring
Many consider the personal nature of mentoring to be it's main draw, so it makes sense to wonder why anyone would want to partake in group mentoring. While it's true that group mentoring is less personal, there are several characteristic of group mentoring that may make up for its drawbacks:
The Mentoring Contract
What is a mentoring contract and what does one look like?
Examples of Corporate Mentoring Programs
When examining mentoring best practices, it can be helpful to look at examples of successful mentoring programs. Intel and McGraw-Hill both have long running successful mentoring programs.
The Importance of Accessibility
Frequent and meaningful contact between individuals is essential for the creation of relationships.
The Mentoring Conversation
While the concept of mentoring is rather simple, sometimes the act itself can seem somewhat daunting. What exactly should a good mentoring meeting look or sound like?
Solutions to Bad Mentoring Relationships
Here are some solutions to the the problems mentioned in our last post titled "Bad Mentoring Relationships". Once again, these came from a great article co-authored by one of the keynote speakers from last years UNM Mentoring Conference, Dr. Lillian Eby. To read the article in full, click here.
Bad Mentoring Relationships
While mentoring is an established way to improve workplace and academic skills, not all mentoring relationships are equally successful. In a Wall Street Journal Article, Dawn E. Chandler, Dr. Lillian Eby (a keynote speaker at the 2013 Mentoring Conference) and Stacy E. McManus, point out some common issues with mentoring relationships.