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Top tips on improving your emotional intelligence for success in your career

You’ve just taken on a new role, and you’re excited. Excited because you were looking for progression and are a driven individual. However, you’re also feeling a little stressed by the new responsibilities and workload. It is times like this that improving your emotional intelligence can be just as beneficial as broadening your cognitive intelligence.

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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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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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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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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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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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