Category: Mentoring

key mentoring tools

What key mentoring tools and techniques are available?

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 Coaching and Mentoring“,

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good mentoring

What Does Good Mentoring Look Like?

As I said in my blog post, Top Ten Questions to Answer in Mentor Training, the number one question the mentors I train want the answer to is, “What does good mentoring look like? How will I know if I’m doing a good job?” There are plenty of articles on the Internet that will try to answer

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Antoinette facilitating mentor training

Top Ten Mentoring Questions to Answer in Mentor Training

Mentor Training | My Top 10 Questions When HR and L&D professionals hire me to train their mentors, one of their concerns is often that the mentors who are attending are senior people and are likely to have had a fair bit of experience of mentoring themselves. Their concerns are usually unfounded. In my experience, people who

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perfect mentoring programme

How to Plan the Perfect Mentoring Programme in Four Simple Steps

Trying to plan the perfect mentoring programme?  Perhaps this blog post can help. A while ago I wrote a blog post on How to Find a Mentor which received several positive comments.  It also prompted questions about how to set up a formal mentoring programme within an organisation. One of the mistakes I often see organisations make

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Antoinette engaging with managers over their mentoring programme

How to Quickly Engage Managers with your Mentoring Programme

In my last post I gave you several pieces of evidence that make the case for mentoring within organisations. I included research, data and statistics that you can use to present a rational, logical case. But we’re talking about people here.  And people aren’t always rational and logical. To engage people with the idea of mentoring, you

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Mentoring Programmes

Mentoring Programmes in Organisations | My Perspectives

I was very flattered to be contacted on the subject of Mentoring Programmes a few weeks ago by the editor of Mentoring & Coaching Monthly, at the UNM Mentoring Institute. The editor was interested in my perspectives on the development of mentoring programmes and wondered if I would be willing to help them by participating in an interview for publication in their June

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talent management strategy

3 Roles Coaching and Mentoring Can Play In Talent Management Strategy

Earlier this year I presented at the Association for Coaching Conference.  The theme of the conference was “Time to Develop” and my session was about the role of coaching and mentoring in talent management strategy.  After a preamble looking at the talent management challenges faced by organisations and why talent management is important, I went

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Two work colleagues chatting as part of a mentoring programme

How to Get a Mentoring Programme Off to a Great Start

Saint-Gobain is the world leader in the habitat and construction market.  Last year the Head of Career Management for Saint-Gobain in the UK, Ireland and South Africa contacted us.  She is responsible for how they attract, retain and develop their key “talents”.  And part of that is around developing a mentoring programme for the talents

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Who is your Mentor?

Richard Branson says “If you ask any successful business person, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road.” And he’s right. I was recently lucky enough to hear Nikki King OBE, MD of Isuzu trucks share her story of success and sure enough, one of the key points she

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