Mentoring is one of the most powerful learning and change interventions our clients use within an organisational setting. Some organisations see it as an activity, which can take place within the line of command; other organisations see it as incompatible with the fundamental openness of the relationship. Similarly, some cultures see the exercise of authority and influence on the part of a protégé as appropriate; others see mentoring as primarily a developmental activity, with the emphasis on empowering and enabling people to do things for themselves. Some people view mentoring as synonymous with coaching, or teaching; others see it as a form of counselling. Certainly others view it as a kind of godfather relationship.
At Coach Mentoring Ltd we can help you understand the form you wish to use and how to set up a programme. We create both bespoke programmes and support with off-the-shelf products for our clients, such as Mentoring Mastery, a state-of-the-art product, which provides on-going support to develop your mentors.
In Japan, Ikigai is a popular concept that makes millions of people want to get out of bed in the morning. It is translates simply as the ‘reason for being’. The term ikigai is composed of two Japanese words: ‘iki’ referring to life, and ‘kai’, which roughly means “the realisation of what one expects and hopes for”.
To me Ikigai is a great tool for a coach or mentor to use with both their coachees and mentees and themselves as they develop their own self-awareness.
With summer just around the corner, it is a good time to health check your mentoring programme to ensure it’s in tip-top condition to keep it going over the holiday months and into the autumn. Effective formal mentoring needs nurturing and energising to deliver the best outcomes. So, whether you are an external consultant or an internal co-ordinator, freshen up your mentoring programme before people drift off on their holiday.
The more self-aware a mentor can be about their behaviour and the degree to which they listen to their mentees around what the mentee is looking for from them, the better the relationship can be.
This video explores two different and sometimes competing models of mentoring which are used globally. It also provides a simple and practical framework to help mentors understand how to behave effectively in an organisational mentoring programme.
To help more people benefit from our Mentoring Starter Package, we have reduced the price and introduced Core Curriculum, to allow an à la carte approach to better match the varying mentoring programme needs of our clients.
Mentoring is the most cost effective organisational development intervention you can use to develop, retain and motivate your employees. Bringing in external consultancy can be an expensive option, so based on our many years of developing and designing programmes we have produced a range of solutions to make you ‘experts’ overnight and to create the mentoring programme you need, quickly and without stress.
The Mentoring Starter Package gives you a range of Core Curriculum options, so you can buy whatever you need in a focussed approach to developing your mentoring programme. if you do need a small element of consultancy support, that is also available at a discounted cost, but with the price transparent and upfront! Continue reading →
This year the term ‘Mindful March’ is everywhere, with encouragement to be more mindful in your approach to life for the 31 days, trying out a new idea or action to help you live more in the present moment. Lovely ideas and sentiments and I hope ones that will support people to live more connected lives and cope better with day to day stress, anxiety and depression. It is delightful to see and feel the energy on social media as people respond to these ideas. Continue reading →
Organisations may face a higher risk of losing female employees who experience female instigated rudeness as they report less satisfaction at work and increased intentions to quit their current jobs in response to these unpleasant experiences. This is according to a new study to be published shortly in the Journal of Applied Psychology by a team led by Allison Gabriel of the University of Arizona.
Queen Bee Syndrome has always been with us, women can be terribly cruel to those underneath them in the hierarchy and pull the ladder up behind them, rather than extend it down to support them in their career progression. If women have had a tough time becoming successful in their career, some women, rather than become the great role model and mentor they could be, feel other junior women coming up behind them are a threat and deciding to either be unpleasant to them or deliberately block their career path.
So how much of an issue is Queen Bee Syndrome in organisations and is it impacting the increase in numbers of women into the Board Room? Continue reading →
At Coach Mentoring Ltd we are passionate about supporting women in the workplace and helping them not only to survive but thrive through mentoring and coaching solutions. We specialise in designing and developing support on an individual, programme and organisational level for women. To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2018, we are offering three free webinars. These focus on supporting women specifically through mentoring and perhaps some sponsorship too! Continue reading →
Tiara Syndrome is a term originally developed by Carol Grohlinger and Deborah Kolb and then used by Sheryl Sandberg in her book ‘Lean in’. Sandberg feels that women often think they can be crowned with the tiara of success by keeping their heads down, working hard, over-preparing and passing all of their exams. Continue reading →