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Mentoring You

    I just finished connecting with a dear colleague of mine and our conversation prompted me to sit down and capture some of our thoughts. We are both going through some changes and what it did for me was validate what I have been sharing with others through mentoring sessions and our mentor training program. Let me share some of those thoughts!All too … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs and Mentoring

     I am currently working with some entrepreneurs who are truly visionary in where they would like to take their idea and transform it into a viable business. In some cases they have already put into place a growth trajectory that they now wish to take to a higher level. In other cases we are starting at the beginning of the journey and the vision is … [Read more...]

Leadership, Culture and Mentoring

    Three very powerful words and yet three words that are not widely understood. I have often said that, “a great mentor is a great leader” and “a great leader is a great mentor.” Taking the right steps with your leadership development program is key to the development of your future leaders and future mentors within your organization.I would like to add … [Read more...]

BUILDING YOUR MENTOR CULTURE

    Which is the best path to take - a mentor program or a mentor culture? I get asked that question periodically but the one that seems to be the most asked lately is tell me why my organization would want to implement mentoring. It sounds like it would be far too much work and we don’t have the time to do this.I have provided some links for you below that … [Read more...]

What It Takes To Be a Mentor

    I was fortunate to speak at the IPMA 2017 Conference this past week. We did something a little different in that the format that we used was a round table discussion rather than a straight presentation/lecture. Like any mentoring opportunity I came away from the experience learning something about myself but also about a number of other people. What I heard … [Read more...]

Change Mediation – a Mentoring Role

    Back in 2016 which seems like a long time ago I wrote an article on change management and the role of a mentor as change mediator. I have attached a link to that article for your reference. What I have observed is that the landscape both on a personal and professional basis has not changed much in how we deal with and address change. I have started to do a … [Read more...]

Mentoring – A New Horizon

    With the increased demand for mentoring in both the personal space as well as the professional space the need to find the right mentor – a trained mentor has become top of mind for many. We have for so long been satisfied with the Traditional style of mentoring – the more senior/older person passing on their wisdom to a much younger person. Times have … [Read more...]

A Culture Poisoned – Mentoring as a Solution

    I sat and listened to the experiences that were being shared of bullying in the work place and the impact that it was having on employees of that organization. I was saddened that it was yet another law enforcement agency that was overcome by this poisonous behavior. This news resonated with me more than you can imagine as I come from a law enforcement … [Read more...]

Micro-Management – Mentoring and Leadership Development

  All you have to do is take a look around you in the organization that you are in today and ask yourself if any of the following signs or symptoms are present in the leaders/managers:Resist delegating work Immerse themselves in the work assigned to others Look at the detail instead of the big picture Discourage others from making decisions Get involved in the … [Read more...]

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS STRESS

    I have been bouncing this statement off a number of colleagues and was intrigued by some of the responses that I got back. When we talked our way through the concept we actually came to agree that the statement may well be true. So there you go! I have said it now – “there is no such thing as stress!”So what is the definition of stress? “The term … [Read more...]