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Mentoring is a powerful tool

Tweet My mentorblog is all about mentoring — what it is, how it works, how you can learn it and also how you can use mentoring to reach your goal! Mentoring is a powerful and popular way for people to learn a variety of personal and professional skills. In fact, they say that mentoring is …

Training the mentors

Tweet We are so lucky that all the mentors are volunteers and we introduced them to some tools we use, called «The Big Five». Its basically five tools which is important as a mentor, active listening – effective questions – feedback – accountability – recognition. Its always so funny when we are doing the first …

Best Mentoring Blog 2014

Tweet   In 2011 I created a best mentoring blog ranking that got very popular, actually so popular that I wanted to make this an annual event. The work of finding the best blog is difficult because a lot of them are hiding within the page of the business, but this year I have gotten …

Using one or more mentors

Tweet One mentor can help you, but maybee you should try more mentors who can broaden your perspective and grant access to new opportunities. Building your mentoring network by personal relationship and recommendations. Identify the people you need help from to be successful in your current job and everyone who might help you advance your …

How to screw up a mentorship!

Tweet In my experience people are afraid to screw up the mentorship even when I always tell them that it is actually difficult to do so. If you think mentoring is mysterious and difficult, it will be. There are no rules, except to always stay in full-attention listening mode. Sometime you teach, sometimes you mentor and …

Feedback – Yes or No?

Tweet I had a good discussion with a coach from Erickson College (http://erickson.edu/) and we disagree on something which is very important for me. Feedback… At Erickson College they learn that as a coach you should never give feedback – because it will lead the coach to do the same next time. For me this is …

The next tip is about relationship

Tweet The last tip for now is: Mentoring is a unique relationship. It is like other relationships, yet unlike other relationships. It is personal and professional. It is at once intimate, caring even loving yet dispassionate, calm and neutral. It creates a safe space for both the mentor and the one mentored to open themselves …