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.

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.

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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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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.

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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Women in Business: Taking the Lead and Making a Difference

Women on Business

Here are some key areas where women can help other women start taking the lead: Mentor Each Other. Whether it is listening, offering words of encouragement, or providing advice on how to start or grow a business, women can serve as mentors to guide other women to fulfill their own goals and shoot to the top. That can be used to influence companies to make the products that are more useful to women whether it be for their personal, family, or professional lives.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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?

Leadership Interview: Pete Wilson | N2Growth Blog

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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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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).

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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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

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.

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.

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What All Great Leaders Have In Common | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This medium has been my preferred reading choice for a number of years now because it is extremely productive and time effective. Reading is a topic that's dear to my heart, and one that I often cover on The Invisible Mentor blog.

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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.

Top Leaders of 2010 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

My dear friend and mentor, Cheryl Smith.

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