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.

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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.

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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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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

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. Everyone can mentor everyone within the organization.

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4 Thoughts On Finding a Mentor

Ron Edmondson

I have had many mentors who have invested deeply in my life. One of my more recent mentors was a godly businessman who agreed to meet with me periodically. One of the more frequent questions I receive is how do I find this kind of mentor? You’ll have many mentors.

So You Want to Be a Leader? You Better Find a Mentor

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Nigel Dessau: I have never met anyone who was successful in life who did not have at least one mentor. Having good mentors indicates that you have a great network—something every 21st century executive and leader should have. Do you need a(nother) mentor?

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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. Brad Johnson and Charles R.

Five Things to Do to Find a Great Mentor

Next Level Blog

Over the course of my career, I’ve had the good fortune to have a number of mentors who have helped shape my life and career. I don’t think I ever set out to recruit a particular person as a mentor.

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How To Find A Mentor

Strategy Driven

How does one find, or how did you find, a mentor/mentee? Before finding a mentor, a person should ask “what do I want to be the best at?” I think one of the best ways of doing this is to offer your potential mentor/mentee a number of ways on how you can help them out.

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

Mentoring and Lifelong Learning

Strategy Driven

Professionals who succeed the most are the products of mentoring. I heartily endorse that find a great mentor. I have had many excellent ones in my long career and have in turn mentored hundreds of others. The mentor is an advocate for progress and change.

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 mentorship

How to Be a Coaching and Mentoring Ninja

Next Level Blog

One of my favorite ways for them to do that is ask each other three questions: General Leadership Organizational Development Personal Presence Coaching skills mentoring skills

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What is a mentor coach?

Coaching Tip

Yet, one of the best sources for an unofficial business education is a good mentor coach. What is a mentor coach? Why find a mentor coach? If you get into a situation that feels uncomfortable, simply talking to your mentor coach can clear up the cobwebs. Mentoring used to be the norm. What do you talk to a mentor coach about? What qualities should you look for in a mentor coach? How do you find a mentor coach?

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 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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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. The post Get a Mentor or Coach to Help You Connect appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.

4 Tips for Finding the Best Mentor for You

Leadership Freak

Leave a comment on this guest post by Diana Faison to become eligible to win… Continue reading → Author Book Notes MentoringNew Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders.

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.

Mentoring Still Not Happening for Women in the Workplace

Great Leadership By Dan

From Development Dimensions International (DDI): Mentoring Still Not Happening for Women in the Workplace New Research Reveals Subject Matter Expertise A Key Factor PITTSBURGH—Many mid- to senior-level businesswomen have never had a formal mentor even though mentoring is widely considered a critical component to career success, according to new trend research conducted by Development Dimensions International (DDI) titled, Women as Mentors: Does She or Doesn’t She?

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

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Mentoring in the Workplace: Spreading the Knowledge

Linked 2 Leadership

One of the best ways to share knowledge is also a vital part of the leadership toolkit – mentoring. Mentoring in the Workplace Mentoring is an […]. Interpersonal Skills Leadership Development Organizational Health Personal Growth Personal Integrity Professional Growth Servant Leadership Teamwork Coaching employee growth leadership development Mentoring personal growth productive workforce

Really Great Mentors

CEO Blog

I would like to be a really great mentor so was attracted to Stephen Kohn and Vincent O''Connell''s book: 9 Practices of really Great Mentors - How to Inspire and Motivate Anyone. the better you are at the mentoring role, the more likely your protégé will benefit from the relationship."

Finding And Being A Mentor With Richard McLemore – The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 6

Joseph Lalonde

What does mentoring look like? He was taught 9 requirements for being a mentor. When you’re offering the best of you, I find that’s often the thing mentors are acknowledged for Click To Tweet. Can anybody with those traits become a mentor?

Connect Others Through “Flash Mentoring”

Michael Lee Stallard

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. The post Connect Others Through “Flash Mentoring” appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.

On Leadership and The Lifecycle of Mentoring

Linked 2 Leadership

Mentoring is an enormously effective and an irreplaceable way to grow people, teams, and organizational health. The key to an effective mentoring undertaking is to understand the […]. Coaching Corner Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Professional Development leadership mentee mentor Mentorship organizational development Talent Management

4 Types of Mentors

Ron Edmondson

Recently I started the conversation about mentoring here on my blog. I’m still soliciting feedback through a mentoring survey. Mentoring appears to be a need in many people’s minds these days. I’ve observed that there are different types of mentors.

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.

One Acronym That Captures the Essence of Mentoring

Leadership Freak

Thank you for the comments and emails on making an acronym that explains MENTOR. … Continue reading → Mentoring GrowthYour suggestions are incredible. I’ve decided to add “ing” to expand possibilities. With your help, here’s where I landed.…

To Mentor or Not to Mentor, That is the Question

Linked 2 Leadership

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Mentor…mentor …everywhere

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Leadership Coaching Value Creation Will Lukang, PMP, CSM, CLDC In 2000, I left my job at a big five accounting firm because I was frustrated that my career was going nowhere. Because I was eager to move on, I took an opportunity to go back and work as a consultant. Two years earlier, I had quit a consulting [.]. Career Development Leadership Coaching Value Creation Growth influence Leadership

How to be an Amazing Mentor

Great Leadership By Dan

Mentoring is a gift and a privilege. To be asked by someone for mentoring means that person sees you as a role model and believes your wisdom can help them grow and be more successful. Mentoring someone has the potential to be of the most rewarding and satisfying things you’ll ever do in your career. So – if you have been asked by someone to be their mentor- don’t just be an OK mentor – be an amazing mentor! What does an amazing mentor do?

Does a Mentor have to Breathe?

In the CEO Afterlife

To most of us, mentors are people of experience and knowledge who help the less experienced advance their careers and/or their education. One of my mentors was brilliantly creative, the other skillfully strategic. A Mentor Doesn’t Have to be a Person.

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 Mentees Guide: Making Mentoring Work For You

Kevin Eikenberry

Fischler Many people who are dedicated to their own development recognize the power of finding and working with a mentor to speed their progress and skill growth. Many organizations have built formal and informal approaches to urge and support mentoring within their organizations.

Leaders: How to Choose a Mentor

Linked 2 Leadership

Mentoring has been a hot topic of discussion amongst leaders. We all know the benefits of mentoring but we are often intrigued by the details. Questions about Mentors These are some of the questions that come to mind when we think about mentoring: How [.]. But what questions should we ask in order to achieve the best outcomes? Leading & Developing Other Leaders Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence business leadership Management Mentorship

Why Mentoring Should Be A Two-Way Street

Eric Jacobson

In his new book, Discover Your True North , Bill George reminds us of the importance of making mentoring a two-way street. He explains that, "the best mentoring interactions spark mutual learning, exploration of similar values, and shared enjoyment.

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.

Successful Mentoring Relationships: Keys to Success

C-Level Strategies

When we talk about successful mentor-mentee relationships, I think that’s critical. A trusted connection between the mentor and mentee 2. A genuine desire by the mentor to see the mentee succeed. These CEOs make more formalized mentoring a priority in their organizations.