Category: Mentoring

Entrepreneurial Leadership Part 3

Entrepreneurial Leadership Part 3: How to Develop Entrepreneurial Leadership

This is the third post in our series about entrepreneurial leadership.  In my last post, you discovered the 11 Characteristics of Entrepreneurial Leaders.  In this post, you’ll discover how to develop them and specifically, the role that mentoring can play. Learning Through Doing The reality is that anyone can develop the skills and behaviours needed

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Entrepreneurial Leadership Part 1: Why is it important?

Earlier this year I received an invitation from the President of the Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico.  The theme of the 11th annual Mentoring Conference was to be Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  They wanted me to deliver a keynote speech.  The title was How to Develop Innovative, Entrepreneurial

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Role of a Mentor

Role of a Mentor: How to Give Advice

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 says it well. 

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Mentoring Guide

How to Mentor for Success the Strictly Come Dancing Way

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 glorious opening show, full

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How to get the best from a mentor

How to Get the Best From a Mentor [Slideshare]

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, for both parties. But, as

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career conversation guide

Enabling Mentors to Have Quality Career Conversations [Slideshare]

There is something wonderfully inspiring about meeting strangers and feeling like you’ve known them forever within hours.  That’s what happened to me a couple of weeks ago when I had the pleasure of presenting at the International Mentoring Association Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. I guess that’s the power of bringing together 120 people who are

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mentoring programme

Make Your Way With Mentoring

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 12 months.  That’s a lot

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International Mentoring Association Conference 2015

International Mentoring Association Conference 2015

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 Association Conference in Phoenix,

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Mentoring tips from Antoinette Oglethorpe

7 Mentoring Tips and “Tricks of the Trade”

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 what you don’t

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