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Laura Francis

Laura Francis

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:00

WHAT IS MENTORING?

People often talk about mentors as their coaches, guides, teachers, advocates, and advisors. They sometimes use these terms interchangeably with “mentor” because it helps give a fuller picture of all the roles a mentor can play for a mentee. This begs the question: What is mentoring?

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 04:00

5 QUESTIONS ALL MENTEES SHOULD ASK

Mentoring can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially for mentees as they embark on a mentoring relationship and try to figure out what areas they want to focus on, what goals they want to set, who the best person is to ask for help, etc. Here are five questions mentees should ask themselves to frame up their thoughts.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

SAGE ADVICE FOR MENTORS

Most people feel it is a great privilege to be asked to be someone’s mentor, a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly. It can also be a little humbling and overwhelming at times to be looked upon as someone who might have the answers to a mentee’s problems. Here are four easy tips to remember to help you on your path to excellence as a mentor.

Social media provides a powerful way to have voices heard that would not normally have a platform or space to share their views. Yet with the growth of social media, people too often talk over one another, not really listening to what others are saying. On top of that, each day new hashtags trend, canceling out the previous day’s popular topics (or outrage). In the wake of #MeToo, there was a call to #MentorHer; but if history shows us anything, it’s that these trends today...

Mentoring can be a great equalizer, giving employees access to leaders, knowledge sources, and collaboration opportunities that may otherwise elude them. We’ve helped our clients attain success with mentoring, helping them make a difference in employee development, engagement, retention, and productivity. Here is the data to back this up.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 06:00

10 TIPS FOR MAKING REVERSE MENTORING WORK

If you want your reverse mentoring program to be a success, here are 10 how-to tips that can help ensure your mentees and mentors discover the value and joy of mentoring.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 02:00

SOME MAGICAL MENTORING MOMENTS IN 2017

What a year 2017 has been. Just when we think people might get tired of us talking about mentoring, we see an increased need for and interest in business mentoring software. We are extremely grateful to everyone who advocates for this important practice, and we are humbled by your trust in us...

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 06:00

KEYS TO CREATING A MENTORING CULTURE

Organizations and businesses of all types and sizes have latched on to the idea of mentoring for their employees—and for good reason. Mentoring impacts employee retention, productivity, engagement, leadership abilities, skill development, and morale. Yet implementing a mentoring program is a far cry from creating a mentoring culture.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:00

MAKE MENTORING CONVERSATIONS MEANINGFUL

Hooray!  You’ve found a mentee or mentor and are officially part of a mentoring relationship.  Now what?  Now comes the work...

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:08

THREE MENTORING LESSONS FROM HAMILTON

Three sentiments I uncovered in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliant award-winning musical Hamilton that can apply to the practice of mentoring.

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