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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...]

Through the Eyes of a Mentee

     We started the exploration of what mentoring actually meant to those that are involved in the process – the mentors and the mentees. We reached out to a number of mentors and gathered their perspective on mentoring and what it meant to them. (http://talentc.ca/2016/through-the-eyes-of-a-mentor/)We now want to share the perspective of a number … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Mentoring

    When you are thinking of finding a mentor or becoming involved in a mentoring program have you thought about the journey that mentoring has been on over the years. Mentoring was always seen as the wise old sage at the top of the mountain peak sharing their wisdom and knowledge more so by telling rather than guiding. We refer to that as the “traditional … [Read more...]

Through the Eyes of a Mentor

     I had a number of conversations with people that I have been spending time with in a mentoring role. We talked about how each of us perceived the journey that we were on and was there actually value that we got from our time together. The more we talked the more that it caused reflection on my part. I wondered how people view what they do as … [Read more...]