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Book pages of positive mentoring quotes

Positive Quotes About Mentoring

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 in a way

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good career development questions

Developing Employees: Good Career Development Questions to Ask

Career development discussions are just that – developmental.  They are a way to build on progress so far and continue a person’s career growth.  Even though they are positive conversations by nature, they are not without their challenges.  So what are some good career development questions to ask? Good Career Development Questions for Challenging Situations

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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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Practical Career Development Questions to Ask Employees

Are you looking for career development questions to ask employees and develop your best people?  If so, you’re not alone.  The most frequently asked questions in our Confident Career Conversations Workshops relate to tools.  Questions like: “What effective tools could I use in my career conversations?” “Are there any particular tools you use that lead

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career development strategies

Career development strategies. Are yours up to date?

CCS (or Career Counselling Services to give them their full title) is the organisation I did my career coach training with many, many, years ago.  Twice a year alumni who have trained with CCS come together to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences as part of our continuous professional development. We were also lucky enough to

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good executive coaching

How to Get the Most from Executive Coaching

Let’s face it good executive coaching is not cheap. But it can be invaluable. Investing a few hours and a few thousand pounds can deliver significant increases in productivity and returns of hundreds of thousands of pounds.  As long as the leader in question takes full advantage of the opportunity and makes the most of their

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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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