A common question we get asked in our Mentoring Matters and Career Conversations Workshops is “How do I provide insight without direction? I want to help.  I know they're coming to me for advice.  But I don't want to tell them what to do?” And quite right too. This Huffington Post article...

A mentoring guide. Based on a television show? How's this going to work then? Well, last week saw the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2016. There were glitter balls, there were sequins, there was Claudia Winkleman's fringe. And there were lots of nerves and probably even a few tears. It was a...

Quotes are a great way of summing up learning and experience in a way that inspires others. And the inspiration of others is a key role that mentors play. Here are some of my favourite quotes about positive mentoring.  And if you are a mentor, I hope these quotes will inspire you...

A good mentoring relationship relies on both the mentor and the mentee.  To support the mentoring relationship from the mentee's point of view, I've collected my 10 top tips on how to get the best from a mentor. The relationship between a mentor and a mentee is a vital one,...

According to the CIPD’s 2014 ‘Employee Outlook Survey’ 22% of employees are looking for a new job. That’s almost a quarter of the workforce.  According to the same survey, “a lack of opportunity” was the main reason people gave as to why they had left their jobs over the past...

Career development. Not the most poetic of subjects, but most definitely an inspiring one. And one that has given rise to me curating this article, built around great and thought-provoking career development quotes Quotes condense learning and experience into memorable bite-sized sentences. By themselves, they’re nothing. But add their context, and they’re reminders...

Are you interested in introducing Mentoring as part of your Talent Development Strategy?  Would you like to learn the best practices in mentoring and discover the tools and strategies that can make it a success? If the answer is yes, you may like to join me at the 2015 International Mentoring...

In my experience of developing leaders, one of the "Top 10 Questions to Answer in Mentor Training" is "What am I missing?  Are there any mentoring tips or ‘tricks of the trade’?" That's a difficult question to answer. If you don't know what you don't know, how am I supposed to know...

People are unpredictable. When you're entering a new relationship, you're entering the unknown. It's no wonder that when managers embark on mentoring, they're keen to amass key mentoring tools and techniques that might help them. And the reality is there are many mentoring tools and techniques. In their excellent book, "Techniques for...

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