Why You Should Have a Mentor (And How to Find One)

Lead Change Blog

If you’re truly ready to take the next step in your personal growth journey, might I suggest looking into one-on-one mentoring? A great mentor can teach and help perceive emerging problems, share how to grow from them, and guide you towards becoming both a better person and leader. .

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Leaders Share about Mentoring: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you looking to be a better mentor? Or, perhaps you’re looking for a mentor. In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their perspectives and insights on mentoring. The post Leaders Share about Mentoring: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Frontline Festival coaching mentor Mentoring mentorship

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Are You a Disruptive Mentor?

Lead Change Blog

But, the spirit that blows through the halls of innovative organizations is fanned by leaders with a thirst for learning coupled with a recognition that every great leader today must be a mentor. What makes a leader a great mentor? Great Mentor-Leaders Are Judgment-Free. Great mentor-leaders are quick to confirm; slow to correct. Great Mentor-Leaders Are Participative Partners. Great mentor-leaders perpetually seek ways to include.

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Mentor and Coach

Lead Change Blog

The two most common ways are mentoring and coaching. The mentor will use his/her expertise to get the person up to speed and share their experience, while coaching is used with qualified people who have experience. While a leader coaches and mentors others, they themselves also have mentors and coaches that help them continue to help them develop. Leadership Coaching Coaching Leadership mentoring

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One Minute Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, I've benefited from having great mentors throughout my career. And, I've have the honor and good fortune to be a mentor, both formally and informally, for various individuals the past few decades. Mentoring is powerful. Both being a mentor.

How to Bridge Differences for Better Mentoring

Skip Prichard

The Power of Mentoring. Despite the many misconceptions surrounding mentoring, there is one truth successful business leaders know without a doubt: mentoring remains the most powerful tool for creating meaningful relationships, furthering professional development, and increasing engagement and retention. I spoke with her about the most important questions to ask yourself and your prospective mentor. . Why is it hard to find a good mentor ?

An Acronym That Explains Mentoring

Leadership Freak

I’m trying – without success – to create an acronym that captures the essence of mentoring. How would you use MENTOR or MENTORING as an acronym? What I… Continue reading → Curiosity Leading Mentoring Personal GrowthI could use some help.

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Building a Mentoring Culture in Your Organization

Lead Change Blog

There are a ton of benefits to establishing a culture of mentoring within your organization. This post will share those benefits with you and explain how to cultivate the mentoring culture within your organization. Within any organization you have your mentors (the ones who give information) and the mentees (the recipients of information). At the same time, mentors benefit from solidifying their wisdom and establishing their expertise through generosity and teaching.

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Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring – Interview with Lisa Fain

Let's Grow Leaders

Be ready to take notes as you listen to this powerful interview with Lisa Fain, co-author of Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring. You’ll get practical ways to be a fantastic mentor, a great mentee, and more inclusive leader including: The three whys leaders […]. The post Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring – Interview with Lisa Fain appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Why being a mentor will make you a better leader. *

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5 Ways to Foster Connection in Mentoring Relationships

Leadership Freak

Leave a comment on this guest post by Lisa Fain to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her book, Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring.… … Continue reading → Author Book Notes Mentoring Growth Leadership DevelopmentNEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!!

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Mentor Like Yoda

Joseph Lalonde

He said it’s a myth that your leadership mentor is Yoda. Especially the idea your leadership mentor will be all knowing (which they never will be). Your leadership mentor can be like Yoda. When mentoring your mentoree, don’t let fear hold you back. The post Mentor Like Yoda appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Leadership fear leadership mentoring quotes star wars Yoda Y oda is a lovable but tough teacher in the Star Wars universe.

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Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring – Leading Unfamiliar Organizations

General Leadership

Mentoring. Spend the time necessary to mentor your people, focus them on the vision and position them on the organization’s framework for success. The leader doesn’t just mentor others; they also need mentoring from those with more experience in similar situations. “The leader doesn’t just mentor others; they also need mentoring from those with more experience in similar situations.” Motivating, mentoring and measuring.

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Pay It Forward Mentoring

Let's Grow Leaders

As my mentor and I met for a casual lunch, he asked me if I had “ever received a bill” from him. It is their pedigree…all sharing what they were taught with the next mentee and inspiring them to do likewise as they become mentors. Are you familiar with who your mentor was mentored by and so on? Have you asked your mentor who influenced his or her values? Career & Learning becoming a great mentor mentorship

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6 Secrets to a Successful Mentoring Program

Let's Grow Leaders

Mentoring, at it’s best, is a magical elixir which shaves years off your learning curve through mistakes unmade. Thank God, I’ve experienced the transformational spirit of amazing mentors. Please God, let my mentoring have made a difference for others. I say that as a speaker, consultant, author, MBA professor, and someone who’s had the fortunate experience of having a gaggle of amazing mentors over the last two decades.

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Connect Others Through “Flash Mentoring”

Michael Lee Stallard

#51 Employ “Flash Mentoring” – One way to match mentors and mentees is to ask them to commit to meet just once to see if both parties “click” (or “connect,” if you will) and if the mentor believes he/she has the knowledge/expertise and sufficient time available to meet the mentee’s needs and expectations. Unless both mentor and mentee agree to a set number of additional meetings, there is no commitment to meet again. Flash mentoring” was a term coined by K.

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Mentoring as Part of the Leadership Role

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Reviews How many of you have had a mentor who helped you learn the ropes in your new job, who took on the role of teacher and demonstrated the “right” way to do things? Leadership Development Reviews Coaching mentoring Me too! In fact, that was the way mentorship was presented to me back in my previous life. And, it turns out [.].

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Six Steps To Find And Work With A Mentor

Eric Jacobson

Unleashing Your Inner Leader , by Vickie Condolff Bevenour, provides these six easy steps to help you find and work with a mentor: Step 1 – Find the person in your company or industry that you most respect. Step 2 – Ask her or him to be your mentor.

Mentor Primer: Bosses at Blackboards

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Coaching Management mentors Vision Posted in Leadership Development Learning involves taking risks–experimenting with new ideas and skills. And, who’s going to deliberately look foolish in front of the “writer of the performance appraisal?” How can the “boss at the blackboard” encourage learning when simply “being the boss” puts power, control, and “play it safe” in the “classroom?” Below are four tips: Be open [.].

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The Elements of Mentoring

Kevin Eikenberry

Make that interest on the topic of mentoring and you might be interested in that book, but worried it would be too academic. The post The Elements of Mentoring appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Coaching & Developing Others Personal & Professional Development Books developing others influence learning Mentoring Personal Development Brad Johnson and Charles R.

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The Best Mentor You Can Find is Up to You!

Leading Blog

I never expected that he would become my first true mentor. There was no contractual agreement or even a discussion about such a relationship, and through all these years, I’ve never mentioned the word “mentor” to him. Receiving mentorship is a vital element in learning about leadership… and being a mentor is a responsibility of all great leaders. I believe there are four types of mentors: assigned, self-appointed, sought-after, and what I call “virtual.”

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Helping Your Mentor

Kevin Eikenberry

In fact, it is in direct response to questions we got from a previous episode, How Do I Ask Someone to Mentor Me? The post Helping Your Mentor appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Video mentors mentorshipWhile the question we’re addressing in today’s Remarkable TV episode might seem backwards, I promise you, it is not. And what you’ll learn will help you answer that exact question. Tweet it […].

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Leadership and Mentoring

N2Growth Blog

Leadership and mentoring go hand-in-hand. In fact, this is so much the case that I don’t believe a person qualifies as a leader unless they are a mentor. In the text that follows, I’ll share a few thoughts on not only the benefits of mentoring, but how to do it effectively. . Let me cut right to the chase and be clear; mentoring is part of a leader’s job description. Leaders must not only embrace mentoring, they must become its champion.

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How Do I Find a Great Mentor?

Let's Grow Leaders

I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me to be their mentor, and when I asked what they were looking to accomplish–I was met with a blank stare. But mentoring doesn’t work that way. To find a great mentor, start by being a rock star mentee. Is there something about your mentor’s background or skill set that you want to learn? The best mentoring relationships are reciprocal– both human beings grow in the process.

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Tuesday Time Machine: Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring

General Leadership

The post Tuesday Time Machine: Motivating, Mentoring and Measuring appeared first on General Leadership. Early Files Guest Posts boeing chris levy ford kotter Leadership measure measuring mentor mentoring motivate motivating organization peter principle results squadron Throwback Time MachineGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

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Get a Mentor or Coach to Help You Connect

Michael Lee Stallard

#89 Get a Mentor or Coach. No one becomes great without mentoring and coaching. We all have blind spots – things we do that are disconnecting – and we need coaches and mentors to help us see our blind spots then advise, encourage and hold us accountable so that we grow to become Intentional Connectors. The post Get a Mentor or Coach to Help You Connect appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.

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How Men Overcome Discomfort Mentoring Women

Leadership Freak

Leave a comment on this to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of, “Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS and Build the Company You… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading Mentoring Leadership Development organizational successNew Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies!!

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The Surprising Secret to Finding Mentors

Leadership Freak

Leaders with mentors go further. Mentors: Elevate your game. Author Book Notes Coaching Marks of leaders Mentoring Personal Growth Taking others higher Governor Leavitt Growth Leadership Development Mentors Michael Leavitt The dark side of leadership is worse when you feel alone. Leaders face frustration, disappointment, confusion, doubt, stress, fear, and more. Hopelessness defeats leaders unless they replenish strength and find direction.

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The Top 4 Qualities of Great Mentors

Leadership Freak

Mentoring ignites boldness by answering doubt with relational learning. 4 qualities of great mentors: #1. Feeling that you know more… Continue reading → Mentoring Leadership Development Humility: The guide isn’t the star of the show. Fight the urge toward self-importance.

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What is Mentoring?

Coaching Tip

When one considers mentoring, the image of a seasoned corporate sage conversing with a young recruit comes to mind. Although there is a grain of truth in this statement, real mentoring is simply when someone helps another learn something that she would not learn if left alone. Mentors are trusted advisors who draw from their own personal experience to offer guidance. Mentoring can occur naturally, informally or formally. Ask if they would be willing to mentor you.

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Peter Drucker’s 9 Functions of a Mentor

Leadership Freak

Be a mentor. Have a mentor. Don’t worry if you don’t understand mentoring. 9… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Mentoring Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development leadership journey leadership success mentor I don’t care who you are or what you do. Just go engage in one of the nine behaviors that follow.

The Power Of Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Sports heroes mention their mentors at award ceremonies. Successful business people thank their mentors at career milestone celebrations. Young adults who later become accomplished acknowledge their mentors when asked who was influential in their success. Mentoring is indeed powerful. Most leaders have been both a mentor and a mentee at some point in their careers. And, to offer employees mentoring options for those who can’t participate outside the workplace.

How to be a Great Mentor

Leadership Freak

Great mentors help us become ourselves. Great mentoring is more than developing skills, helping people create connections, and navigating organizational politics. How to be a great mentor: #1. Great mentors practice self-reflection. It’s… Continue reading → Coaching Mentoring Leadership Development

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How to Become a Better Mentor

Career Advancement

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. He said he’d love more mentoring to help him get to the next level in his career. How can I become a better mentor? What am I missing when it comes to mentoring them to the next level? To become a better mentor , focus on how to provide that guidance.

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How Peter Drucker Mentored

Leadership Freak

Bob Buford, founder of Halftime, was mentored by Peter Drucker for over twenty years. Yesterday, Bob told me the four contributions Drucker made to him as a mentor. A life of influence is always a choice never an accident. Before: Before sharing the four contributions, Bob reminded me that Drucker was the consummate question asker. […]. Appreciation Coaching Encouragement Influence Leading Taking others higher business Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Mentoring Moments: Just in Time Support

Let's Grow Leaders

Someone asks you to be their mentor. Plus you’ve mentored in several formal mentoring programs and it felt forced and awkward. The post Mentoring Moments: Just in Time Support appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Listening Mentoring coaching mentors questions You’re not sure you can commit. It’s a lot of time, and you’re already overloaded.

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Nemesis Mentors

Let's Grow Leaders

The natural tendency when looking for a mentor is to turn to people who look like us, think like us, or value the same things we do. It’s easier, and often precisely how people are matched in some formal mentoring programs. On the other hand, what about seeking out a mentoring relationship [.]. Ask For Help Own Your Own Career Take Risks coaching leadership listening mentoring values youth groups

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Connect With Your Direct Reports By Helping Them Find Mentors

Michael Lee Stallard

#48 Arrange for Peer Mentoring – A great way leaders can serve their direct reports is by making peer mentors available for those who want to improve in a specific area of competence or character. Select a mentor who is strong in the given area, and make the introduction. The mentor does not necessarily have to be someone at a higher level in the company, but should be someone knowledgeable about the area and willing to help others grow.

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Really Great Mentors

Coaching Tip

Mentoring is just one of many examples of efforts organized to support others with specialized teaching and guidance. O''Connell recognize the value of great mentors in their new book, " 9 POWERFUL OF REALLY GREAT MENTORS: How to Inspire and Motivate Anyone ," through a set of proven techniques for those who serve as mentors in the workplace. Mentors must engender an ongoing and open exploration of the protégé''s self-awareness.

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Wisdom on Mentoring from the Wizard of Westwood

Michael Lee Stallard

Don co-authored a fantastic book on mentoring with the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden (aka the wizard of Westwood) titled A Game Plan for Life. Don was mentored by Coach Wooden for more than 12 years. After sitting in on an extraordinary meeting where coach Wooden mentored Shaquille O’Neal, Don asked the coach what it took to be mentored by him. The point is that if you’re interested in being mentored by someone, don’t hesitate to ask.

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Be a Real Mentor

LDRLB

His newest book (with Marshall Goldsmith) is Managers as Mentors: Building Relationships that Last. The very first use of the word “mentor” comes from Greek poet Homer’s classic book The Odyssey. Odysseus hired a trusted family friend named Mentor to be Telie’s tutor. Mentor, the man, was both wise and sensitive—two important ingredients of world-class mentoring. The history of the word “mentor” is instructive for several reasons.

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Remarkable TV: Mentors You Never Meet

Kevin Eikenberry

As leaders, having mentors is extremely important to our success. But picking one can be quite a daunting task, especially if the mentor is one you’ve never met or will never meet. Today I’ll tell you about one of my mentors as a way to help you identify, study and learn from a mentor. The post Remarkable TV: Mentors You Never Meet appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Mentoring Moments and More for Millennials

Great Leadership By Dan

Consider any one or several of these “mentoring moments”: Mentoring Moment #1: Create an “aside” conversation. Mentoring Moment #2: Touch base periodically about their interests for future assignments and career growth. Mentoring Moment #3: Suggest resources—things or people. A mentoring moment or two can be brief but powerfully engaging. communication Dianna Booher mentoring Millennials

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One Minute Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, I've benefited from having great mentors throughout my career. And, I've have the honor and good fortune to be a mentor, both formally and informally, for various individuals the past few decades. Mentoring is powerful. Both being a mentor. And, being mentored. That's why I became an instant fan of the book, One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor -- and Why You'll Benefit from Being One.