Sometimes you realise that someone else is in charge of your mentee, it can be your boss, wife/husband, friends or family.
When you confront your mentee you have two different possibilities: He or she admits it or they don´t. In either way you as a mentor has a problem.
The best way is to […]
In my mentoring sessions I some time feel that giving advice or almost instructive, is the right way to go, but other feels that is wrong. And for coaching is also the same, when you are talking about directive and non-directive coaching.
Coach training programmes usually focus strongly on teaching the skills of non-directive […]
Through questions should you look for and articulate what is true for you, and insight – because it comes from within.
You might suspect that mentoring works. It’s common sense, right? But, did you know that there is research to prove that quality mentoring can help young people stay in school and avoid substance use and delinquency? That formal youth mentoring programs can promote positive outcomes, such as improved self-esteem, social skills and career […]
I strongly believe in the power of mentoring in developing leaders. During my years with mentoring I have found that there are things you can, as a mentee, can do to get the most out of the mentoring sessions.
I have developed a MENTOR-model:
M – meet
E – explore
N – […]
By Rik Nemanick, Ph.D.
As trust grows between a mentor and a protégé, the mentor will notice a change in the types of issues the protégé wants to discuss. The issues often become more complex, demanding, or recurring. Because of their more challenging nature, they usually also are more emotionally charged. In fact, this change […]
by Rik Nemanick, Ph.D.
Often when we think of mentors, we think of people who dispense wise advice. After all, your mentor is someone who has more experience than you and can give you guidance on what to do. Many mentoring partnerships begin with a piece of sound advice that helps establish a mentor’s credibility. […]
by Rik Nemanick, Ph.D.
Many mentors think their primary job is to give advice to their protégés. While advice can be an important tool of mentoring (although not as powerful as asking questions as we’ll see in the next rule of mentoring), the mentors that are most successful focus on building trust with a protégé. […]
The old aphorism, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink,” is the foundation of the second rule of mentoring. Many a mentor has fallen into the subtle trap of driving the mentoring process, only to reach a point of disappointment and frustration when the protégé’s energy and enthusiasm begins […]
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