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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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