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Best Mentoring Blog Posts: 1st Quarter 2015

Best Mentoring Blog Posts: 1st Quarter 2015

Spring is in the air. I can smell it! The birds are chirping, the snow is (finally) melting. Even us hardy New Englanders are ready for the next season. But before we move on, we’d like to share with you our top 3 best mentoring blog posts from the 1st quarter of 2015….aka the snowmageddon. […]

How Business Mentoring Aids Succession Planning

How Business Mentoring Aids Succession Planning

Succession planning helps prepare people to step into new roles when their colleagues leave, retire, or move on to other areas of the organization. This makes for a smoother transition for everyone. But how does mentoring fit in? Should it even figure into the equation? The answer is YES. An effective mentoring program can enrich your succession […]

Mentoring Program Success Story: Healthcare Industry

Mentoring Program Success Story: Healthcare Industry

In order to quantify the purpose of an employee mentoring program, many businesses come to us and ask for solid evidence that mentoring programs actually work. We recently put together a number of case studies outlining mentoring program successes. The following is a short and sweet version of a case study we conducted with our […]

Mentoring Program Managers: Conduct quarterly check-in meetings

Mentoring Program Managers: Conduct quarterly check-in meetings

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 […]

How Your Hiring Manager Should Talk Up the Company Mentoring Program

How Your Hiring Manager Should Talk Up the Company Mentoring Program

Mentoring is one of the more sought after benefits that prospective employees are seeking. Due to the overwhelming success of mentoring, prospective employees are very much aware of the value of having a mentor and are seeking companies that support that kind of career development. Given two comparable job offers, if there is a mentoring […]

Management Mentors is Now an Approved GSA Vendor

Management Mentors is Now an Approved GSA Vendor

We’re happy to announce that the General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Management Mentors a GSA contract. Now it’s even easier for federal agencies to buy from us. And with over 25 years of experience in helping organizations create and launch world-class mentoring programs, you can’t do any better than us (if we do say […]

How Mentorship Programs Have Changed Over 25 Years

How Mentorship Programs Have Changed Over 25 Years

In reality, the dynamics of mentoring have really not changed in 25 years. The dynamics of the relationship continue to involve establishing a trusting relationship between the two partners. What has changed over the last 25 years in regards to mentorship programs is the added value of technology to assist in matching and in communicating. […]

7 Quick Ways to See if Your Mentoring Program is on the Right Track

7 Quick Ways to See if Your Mentoring Program is on the Right Track

Do you know if your mentoring program has the essential components to be successful? Here are 7 quick ways to see if your mentoring program is on the right track:  1. Guidelines Do you have clear guidelines that describe the interaction and the ground rules of the relationship? *This is normally called a program descriptor, […]

Diversity Challenges: Can Mentoring Always Help?

Diversity Challenges: Can Mentoring Always Help?

January is not only the month that we celebrate one of the most important figures in our nation’s recent history, Martin Luther King, but it is also National Mentoring Month. I don’t think it is a mistake that these two celebrations are intertwined. Martin Luther King was a change-maker, a visionary, a man with a mission, […]

Need Better Leadership Skills? Get a Mentor!

Need Better Leadership Skills? Get a Mentor!

Many people believe that you are either born with leadership skills or you are not. Although some people are natural born leaders, it is possible to learn how to lead….and mentoring can help.  How does mentoring foster leadership? Most people need to learn and continually practice leadership skills. There are very few naturals out there. […]

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