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Talent Management Magazine Interviews Rene Petrin

Talent Management Magazine Interviews Rene Petrin

We’re thrilled to share an interview that Talent Management magazine conducted via Skype with our president and founder, Rene Petrin.  Check out the video below!     Business Mentoring Matters

9 Suggested Activities For Mentoring Pairs

9 Suggested Activities For Mentoring Pairs

When I conduct quarterly sessions with mentoring pairs I get a lot of useful suggestions. The following are 9 suggested activities for mentoring pairs directly from people currently partaking in a corporate mentoring program:   Visit each other’s worksite to learn more about what each of you do Introduce each partner to two new people […]

Learn How To Create A Pilot Mentoring Program

Learn How To Create A Pilot Mentoring Program

When people in an organization first start thinking about mentoring, they usually want to start small to test the waters and see if it gains any traction. This is a smart approach, and one we support 110 percent.  That said, this is usually where organizations stumble. What should happen next? Who’s in charge of creating […]

10 differences between formal and informal business mentoring

10 differences between formal and informal business mentoring

Informal and formal mentoring are often perceived as being the same, but they have significant differences. A failure by individuals engaged in such relationships to understand these differences can lead to disappointment and frustration. Both can benefit the organization and the individuals involved.    FORMAL MENTORING Tied to business objectives Goals are established Results are […]

How to ask someone to be your mentor

How to ask someone to be your mentor

When asking someone to be a mentor, timing and how you ask are both important issues to consider. You have to lay the groundwork and be clear about the amount of time you are asking the person to invest in you.  You first need to consider what specific development you need: personal development or professional […]

How to Prepare for Your Meeting With Your Mentor

How to Prepare for Your Meeting With Your Mentor

In a one-on-one mentoring relationship, many mentorees may make the mistake of assuming that the onus is on the mentor to prepare the schedule and the agenda for meetings with their mentorees. Not so! The primary purpose of the mentoring relationship is to help to develop the mentoree. Therefore, the mentoree should be pro-active and help to […]

Real Advice from Mentors to Mentorees

Real Advice from Mentors to Mentorees

Recently I conducted a quarterly session with a group of mentors and the following are key points they wanted me to convey to mentorees at their quarterly session. You may find these helpful to share as well: Be clear on what you need and want – you drive the process Do not leave the mentor […]

How to match mentoring pairs from two different areas of an organization

How to match mentoring pairs from two different areas of an organization

Recently I conducted a training session with a new group of pairs.  At the mentor training I had a former mentoree who made the following comment: “You know when I was first matched with my mentor I couldn’t understand why we were matched as she came from a different area of the organization and we […]

Does Your Company Have a Mentoring Philosophy?

Does Your Company Have a Mentoring Philosophy?

At Management Mentors, we believe that mentoring is about building a trusting, transformational relationship promoting the sharing of personal experience and the transmission of knowledge and insight. The result is a relationship creating a developmental learning environment with opportunities for both mentor and mentoree to stretch beyond his or her boundaries within a safe environment. […]

Mentoring Program Managers: Conduct a quarterly check-in meeting with participants

Mentoring Program Managers: Conduct a quarterly check-in meeting with participants

One of the activities we conduct when working with a Mentoring Program Manager (MPM) is to have quarterly meetings with the mentoring pairs.   General structure for a quarterly check-in meeting between mentoring program managers and mentoring participants Conduct a one-hour session with the mentors and a separate one-hour session with the mentorees 1. State […]

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