Eight Ways Mentoring Brings Out the Leader in Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

More specifically mentoring, is one of the best ways a company can grow its employees as leaders in many other tangible ways. Mentoring teaches you to plan, to help others execute, and to be flexible --all traits of leadership. Mentoring hones your ability to think while you speak.

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Activity doesn’t always equal productivity

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How to Improve Your Finance Skills (Even If You Hate Numbers)

Harvard Business Review

If you’re not a numbers person, finance is daunting. Even if you don’t need to know a lot about finance to do your day-to-day job, the more conversant you are on the subject, the better off you’ll be, according to Richard Ruback, a professor at Harvard Business School and the coauthor of the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business. Stop avoiding finance because you’re afraid of numbers. “Finance and accounting are very simple.

Six Types of Stakeholders Leaders Need to Influence

Career Advancement

Her mentor helped her to map out the key people she needed to influence at this stage in her career, and this is what they came up with. It’s important for leaders to influence their sales departments so these departments truly have confidence in their company’s products or services.

The Best Leadership Books of 2019

Leading Blog

It’s like having a mentor guide your journey. The Good Fight : Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Organization Back on Track by Liane Davey (Page Two, 2019) Liane Davey shows you how to create the productive conflict your organization needs to get along and get stuff done.

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Broaden your outlook for the next promotion


So, although the pipeline for executive talent can require expertise in specific specialties (R&D and Finance are examples), your opportunities may increase if you target areas that don’t require technical expertise that you don’t have.

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Advice For Becoming A Better Entrepreneur

Strategy Driven

Find a mentor who you can turn to for input and will keep you on track when you’re unsure of how to proceed in the future. Proactively Manage Your Finances. Put your health and well-being first, and you’ll likely find you’re more productive during the day and don’t feel as tired.

Know Your History, Purpose and Direction


Similarly, during my coaching and mentoring sessions with clients, I find myself asking the same questions. CoachStation provides consulting and business advisory, coaching / mentoring and human resource related offerings. Why do you do what you do?

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Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

One of my mentors once cautioned me about treating people as furniture saying that “individuals are not inantimate objects to simply be moved around and discarded, but that people require a constant investment of time and money to develop to their full potential.&#

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Starting Your Business In Style – You Don’t Have To Go It Alone

Strategy Driven

In this case, they can become a mentor as well as a partner. Financing the venture from your personal savings is an option, but won’t be open to many. Their productivity is what will essentially drive the business towards the desired destination. This can aid productivity too.

Prevent Spreadsheets from Strangling Your Startup

Harvard Business Review

As a mentor to many start-up entrepreneurs, I find this slow-down concerning, and I see one reason that’s rarely spoken about and needs a closer look: what I call spreadsheet asphyxiation. Second, who will be willing to pay a premium for your product or service?

5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from A Billionaire Investor: Ray Dalio

Strategy Driven

billion, Dalio started investing at the age of 12 and his life has revolved around finance. Secondly, employees are more productive when they are left to their jobs with little to no micro-management.

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What To Think About As You Launch Your Own Company

Strategy Driven

You’ll likely have trouble securing the financing you need to get started and stay afloat if you’re disorganized and aren’t confident and knowledgeable about how you want to run your company. Finding A Mentor.

Efficient vs. Effective | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If efficiency starts diluting productivity rather than increasing it something is woefully amiss. What I want you to recognize is that sometimes the least efficient thing can be lead to the most productive outcome.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

The company has grown through a long series of mergers and acquisitions to place itself among the world leaders in the production of many commodities, including aluminium, iron ore, copper, uranium, coal, and diamonds. (as featured in mining.com). CEO Interview: Sam Walsh.

The Problem With Coaching | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Sure, in some cases I coach and mentor, but most of my clients simply view me as their closest personal advisor. I don’t really care whether the client is aided by mentoring, teaching, coaching, consulting or a mix of all the above – I just care that they receive real results.

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How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The following fundamental concepts of influence, which if properly understood and implemented, can help anyone become more efficient, productive and successful: 1.

Five Minutes - a Key to Successful Time Management

Kevin Eikenberry

5 minutes a few times a day can reduce employee turnover, increase productivity, and make you feel great all the way around (as a manager and as a person).

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study

Great Leadership By Dan

The following functional areas exist within XYZ Widget: Finance, HR/Admin, Sales, Customer Service, Planning & Procurement, Materials Management, Manufacturing, and Quality Control. All graduates of the program were assigned mentors from their specific functional area.

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

and Mike Myatt, Productivity links. Productivity links said: n2growth.com: Looking For Leadership: By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Really? I might only add and you know that young or immature leaders simply need tools, mentoring, and info to become great leaders. The truth is that all of us need mentoring, discipling and coaching to reach our full potential.

5 Lessons from an Office on the Edge

Mills Scofield

As my grandfather, my own mentor in management, would remind me, “delegate, but don’t abdicate.” Allowing my staff see a more personal side of me has led to a more intimate and productive office.

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Women on Business: Taking the Lead and Making a Difference

Strategy Driven

Here are some key areas where women can help other women start taking the lead: Mentor each other: Women are, by their very nature, nurturers.

Help – It's not a dirty Word! | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The more partners, sympathizers, champions, allies, supporters, enablers, influencers, advisers, mentors, friends, and family you have helping you succeed, the faster you will achieve your goals. For sometime now believing in the power of mentor-ship.

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The Secrets Of Great Scaling

Strategy Driven

Think About Finances. Find a Good Mentor. Finding a good mentor, with a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur or executive in your field, can take a huge amount of the weight off your shoulders. To a lot of start-up owners, growth is a universally good thing.

Disruptive Business Models | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

So, in today’s post I’ll examine the power of disruption as a key business driver… Disruptive business models focus on creating, disintermediating, refining, reengineering or optimizing a product/service, role/function/practice, category, market, sector, or industry.

Humility and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However, humility can also effectively (and less painfully) be learned through coaching and mentoring.

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Questions and Team Building | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

They understand how to effectively deploy these highly productive and valuable team members to create tremendous leverage and velocity across the enterprise.

Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I believe great leaders will mentor and coach subordinates for the purpose of identifying and developing other great leaders. If your skill sets are best suited for business development, product development, branding, finance or other areas you may want to consider playing to your strengths by taking a senior position in the area of your subject matter expertise and hiring the best chief executive you can find to lead the company.

Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

The information they gain through questioning and listening lays the groundwork for reflection, making decisions and/or mentoring.

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5 Questions When Attempting Life Change

Ron Edmondson

It could be in your finances, health, relationships or church attendance, but usually a few changes, whether major or minor, will have significant impact. Let me encourage you to make wise choices for a positive and productive life. How a Mentor Will Change Your Life

Leadership Interview: Pete Wilson | N2Growth Blog

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Pete Wilson ( @pwilson ) is considered by many to be one of today’s most visionary leaders. He is the Senior Pastor at CrossPoint Church , one of the fastest growing churches in the country, is the author of the bestselling book Plan B , and is one of the the most candid, insightful and humble leaders you’ll ever have the opportunity to listen to – we all have a lot to learn from Pete Wilson. Bottom line – If you’re a leader then you need to watch this interview. Please let me know what you think in the comments section below… Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Bridget Haymond It could be easy to say that Pete Wilson is just a natural born leader, but it is clear from this interview that he has worked hard, learned from his mentors and continues to apply sound leadership principles in his pursuing his passion for leadership. I really appreciate Pete’s insights into the necessity of self-leadership and his honesty in admitting that this is his own area of struggle. And I agree 100% that leaders everywhere need to find ways to motivate people that go beyond money and benefits. I really believe that leaders need to tap into people’s desire for significance and purpose. Whether paid work or a volunteer role within a church, placing people in positions where they can maximize their strengths, know that they are truly valued and that they play a significant role in fulfilling the vision will go a long way towards preventing burn out and loosing incentive. Great interview Mike! [link] mikemyatt Hi Bridget: Thanks for the insights. Pete makes some really great points throughout the interview and I think you highlighted a few of my favorites. His hard work and diligence is evident in both his commitment and the success of his ministry. I think his comments about what business leaders can learn about employee motivation from non-profits is priceless, and his candor about recognizing and dealing with his weaknesses through intentional self-leadership is truly refreshing. Thanks so much for your comment Bridget. [link] Jennifer Seward I love Pete Wilson! I actually go to Cross Point Church in Nashville and I've never had a better experience at a church or with a Pastor! He is easy to talk to and relate to! His leadership is remarkable! Pete is reaching people through not only speaking but through videos, blogs, websites and other social media outlets. We are living in a new era of technology and understanding and Pete has his finger on the pulse of how to relate/reach individuals. Pete has put real life circumstances into his teachings that relate to Biblical teachings. Many of us have a hard time understanding the context of the Bible. Pete takes a few verses and brings to life what God is trying to tell us through great analogies and touching stories. I just wanted to share that Pete Wilson and the great church of Cross Point has changed my life in so many ways! God Bless Pete on his journey to start new churches and touch lives everywhere. He is an outstanding leader!!! Mark Oakes Mike, There were a number of excellent points that Pete highlighted in his interview. I think the most important one, however, was his comment on 'Self Leadership' I agree 100%. As I'm fond of saying; "We can't draw water from an empty well" Leaders owe it to themselves and those they lead to continually improve, rejuvinate and reinvent themselves on a continual basis. The rate of change today sets the stage and a parallel mandate for leaders that they MUST lead themselves first. This, in turn, lays the foundation upon which they will be able to successfully lead for years to come. I like your new interview format. Well done Mark [link] mikemyatt Hi Mark: Thanks for interrupting your rejuvenation efforts to share your thoughts. I agree that Pete was spot-on with his emphasis on self-leadership as well as the other points he addressed. I also appreciate your comments on the new interview format. Other than the fact that my face was made for radio, I think this format is a bit more engaging than the written interviews. Thanks for stopping by Mark. Rob Cizek Great stuff! Thanks to Mike and Pete for putting this together and posting. [link] mikemyatt Thanks Rob… [link] Dan Rockwell Hi Mike, Thanks for this post. I appreciate all that you give back to the community. I wish you continued success. I'll echo the idea that nonprofits and for-profits can learn from each other. In particular, I think it's time for theological schools that train church leaders to get their heads out of the sand and begin training their students in leadership principles. I really loved Pete's candor when he said he is a people pleaser. It takes confidence and integrity to be that open. Best to you, Leadership Freak Dan Rockwell [link] mikemyatt Hi Dan: Thanks for your comment and the kind words…Pete is an extremely engaging and effective leader, and part of what makes him appealing is that his candor and humility are absolutely authentic. My take on the practices of Christian Universities, Bible Colleges, and Graduate Seminaries might be a bit different than yours though – In my opinion there is no better source of leadership training than an in depth study into the life of Jesus. Nowhere will you find a better model for servant leadership, vision casting, discipleship, good decisioning, discernment, self-leadership, intentional leadership, crisis management, character based leadership, etc. In fact, I would submit there is no better example of how to leave a lasting impact through a sustaining legacy than what was modeled by Jesus. That said, just as is the case with secular universities there is also room for improvement. In the end, I think the test is not as much where they were educated or what was disseminated in the classroom, but rather what is lived out in the hearts and minds of our leaders that ultimately matters. I appreciate your wisdom and insights as always Dan. [link] Dan Rockwell Hi Mike, Your comment re: leadership and Jesus are right on. Perhaps my problem is when I earned my undergraduate degree in Theology I was to dumb to know that I didn’t know. What lacked was a clear focus on leadership within a theological context. I think we mistakenly believed that studying Jesus some how translated into competency in other areas. It definitely didn’t in my case. However, since my formal education, I have come to know enough about leadership to actually see Jesus as a masterful leader. You have my respect, Dan [link] mikemyatt Hi Dan: Your comment touches on the statement "You don't know what you don't know." Interestingly enough, I think what you actually communicated is that with time, experience, life lessons, and a continuing pursuit of knowledge you came to a place of "knowing what you don't know" and decided to start closing some of the gaps. All great leaders develop a sense of their blind-spots and weaknesses as they mature. Most of us when going through our academic years simply aren't experienced enough to understand the gravity and totality of what we're being fed, or not fed as the case may be…Thanks as always for sharing Dan. [link] mikemyatt Hi Jennifer: Thanks for sharing. I'm sure your thoughts are echoed by many and that Pete will be most appreciative. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer. Scott Gould Right with you Mike. I find everything, in my realm on marketing, I get the best advise and insight from Christ. 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World Business Forum – Day 1 Recap | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Smart leaders leverage influencers by involving them in modeling, mentoring and coaching.

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Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion then you should not be in a leadership role. Unresolved conflict often results in a loss of productivity, stifles creativity, and creates barriers to cooperation.

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The Fallacy of No | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

It means you’re not teaching, mentoring, communicating, or leading. And when they don't deliver, or deliver an inferior product because it is beyond their scope, or capabilities, it further erodes the relationships with other departments, managers and each other. " Saying no doesn't imply that your "team is not aligned and your talent is not performing up to par," or that "it means you’re not teaching, mentoring, communicating, or leading."

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Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you find that you lack skill sets and competencies in certain areas seek out mentors and coaches to shore-up your weaknesses, and more importantly, use your professional advisors to assist you in leveraging your strengths. Leaders can be extremely strong in any of the areas above, but if they are not leading effectively or productively, if they are not meeting performance expectations, then they have work to do.

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8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

“My way or the highway&# leadership styles don’t play well in today’s world, will result in a fractured culture, and ultimately a non-productive organization. With good mentoring, that new leader will be effective.

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How to Prepare Yourself for the Executive Chair

Strategy Driven

If you don’t understand finance and accounting, enroll in a course immediately. Read your leading-edge industry publications, Forbes , other finance journals, and popular business books. If you don’t hold a finance or operations position, consider cross training. Get a mentor.

What Women Leaders Bring to the New Decade :: Women on Business

Women on Business

We are here to cooperate with them in a new and more productive way. We can spend time being thoughtful and finding those coming u behind us to mentor, to dialogue with and also to listen to.

The Downside of Best Practices | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

It has been my experience that whenever methodologies become productized objectivity is removed from the equation. Whenever you are being pitched a product as a solution I suggest you exercise extreme caution.

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Tyranny of Metrics

Deming Institute

The bulk of Muller’s research is devoted to case studies in colleges, elementary schools, health care systems, policing, the military, business, finance, philanthropy and foreign aid. Guest post by Michael Godfried: planner and policy analyst in Washington State. Jerry Z.

Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If your mentoring and training programs don’t focus on the development of action oriented leaders then you are simply breeding obselesence, and utlimately…failure.

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Leading Those Who Don't Want To Follow | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

It is absolutely possible to build very productive relationships with even the most adversarial of individuals. Respecting the right to differ while being productive is a concept that all successful executives and entrepreneurs master. If the point of departure is truly causing organizational/performance disruption, and it is not your issue, then you must either coach/mentor that person through the challenge or get rid of them.

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The Boomers are Leaving! – How to Create and Implement a Knowledge.

Strategy Driven

Some knowledge transfer methods to consider are mentoring, social networks, Communities of Practice, After Action Reviews, and storytelling programs. An example of a goal for a mentoring program could be that mentees will be more confident and knowledgeable when interacting with clients.