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?
Bruce Lee's Top 10 Rules for Success
Imagine if Bruce Lee was your mentor. These are his top 10 rules for success!
The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard (David Clutterbuck)
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:
Know the Differences Between Coaching and Mentoring
Coaching and Mentoring are fundamentally different processes. Do you know what sets them apart?
How to Ask Someone to Mentor You
Figure Out Who
Deciding who you want your mentor to be is the first and most obvious step. Decide what you hope to accomplish with a mentor, and look for individuals who will be best able to assist you in accomplishing those goals. Remember, mentors can be found in your workplace, school, non-profits, and even your family. Once you have found your ideal person, it's time to move on to the next step.
Set Up a Meeting
When you get a chance, ask your potential mentor if you can set up a time to meet and discuss possible mentorship. During the meeting make sure and let him or her know why you think he or she would be a great mentor. Discuss why you want to be mentored, and what you hope to accomplish. If your mentor agrees that a mentoring relationship would be a good idea, you're set!
Clarify Goals and Commitments
Before you begin your mentoring relationship, it's essential that you clarify goals and commitments. When and how often will you meet? About how long do you expect the relationship to last? What exactly are the goals that you hope to accomplish? By beginning the relationship well prepared, you will be more likely to finish it successfully.
Mentors as Fathers
Fathers play a critical role in the development and well being of their children. Unfortunately, an increasing number of children live in fatherless households. (This post orignally appeared in the June issue of our Newsletter)
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:
What is Group Mentoring?
Learn about three different types of group mentoring.
What Mentors can Learn from Mothers
Mother's Day, which occurs this Sunday, helps remind us of the amazing bond between mother and child. Like mothering, mentorship also relies on a relatioship between two individuals in order to be successful. In the spirit of the holiday, here are a number of characteristics of mothering that can be applied to the mentoring.