How to set up a Mentoring Programme
A successful mentoring programme design that delivers the results you are looking to achieve can be a difficult process. Particularly if the organisational culture is at odds with the philosophy of mentoring, or the senior management are paying lip service to the programme’s introduction. Continue reading
In the last two decades, many employers have shown enthusiastic commitment to gender diversity. Women have made enormous strides in being able to compete on the same playing field as men at work. This is where initiatives such as mentoring and sponsor programmes have been really successful in helping erode this gender imbalance and create more gender equity. Gender equity means fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs. All the research strongly confirms this as being an important factor in developing more women leaders. So let us consider:
- What are the outcomes from introducing mentoring for women into your organisation?
- The outcomes of mentoring which support gender equity for women.
- And what is different about female talent mentoring today?
What is Talent Management?
As long ago as 2005, Brewster et al defined talent management as occurring on a global basis. It is a far broader concept than a series of international assignments for young potential. They describe a picture of being able to retain and attract the best talent anywhere in the world. Global brands like Diageo, Shell and Rolls Royce attach great importance to developing a positive brand for potential recruits.
Read on, or watch the video, to learn more about a model on Talent Management and Mentoring that I developed with my colleague, Lis Merrick.
Organisations are keen to ensure that their mentoring programme will be the best. They want it to run smoothly, with everyone getting a great deal out of it!
To achieve this you will need to put in a certain amount of effort, a lot of planning up front and be willing to listen to feedback to improve as you go along. 7 tips and the Infographic follow… Continue reading
7 reasons why you should use coaching and mentoring skills training videos
Are your employees short of time? Do you have a small budget for development? Or do you have a geographically dispersed group of coaches or mentors? Then use videos to provide robust skills training and development for your people. They will really create a high standard of mentoring and coaching knowledge in your organisation!
Here are seven reasons why skills training videos are the most effective approach to use. Continue reading
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.
Watch Lis Merrick’s mentoring programme health tips and download the free Infographic. Continue reading
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.
Watch Lis Merrick now and download our Infographic to find out more! Continue reading