The extraordinary results of youth mentoring should be shouted from the roof-tops. Millions of young people’s lives have been transformed by caring adults who took a child or teen under their wing and showed them someone cared about them and their future. I was one of those kids.
No matter how privileged, smart, talented and lucky you are…no one does it alone. Being mentored and being a mentor are integral to your success...If your company or professional association has a mentoring program, my advice is to take full advantage. If it doesn't you can seek out someone to mentor or someone to be your mentor. I’ll talk about that in my next post.
Companies will need to cultivate the young leaders they have so the Boomer Brain Drain has as little impact as possible on their organizations and their stock options. Many won't. That's why GenXers and a significant number of Millenials who aspire higher, will need to prepare themselves for leadership and management roles no matter where they work.
Bad bosses cause poor morale and lower productivity. Creating a learning environment through mentorship is one strategy that can help turn things around over time.
Compelling stories of mentoring success that will challenge you to appreciate the value of the mentors in your life, and then inspire you to pass that value on through active mentoring of another person in your life.
Exciting NEWS!!!! My first book, "Aspire Higher" will be out this fall. You will be among the first to know as soon as it is released. In the meantime, you…
What makes any mentoring program successful, no matter the size of your company, is this: “A mentorship program needs to have a path to leadership or advancement for the mentees.”
I have talked about this distinction so often. In a February 2012 posting on Talent Management, writer Valerie Pelan summarizes the work of authors Mark David Nevins and Stephen A.…
“Effective mentoring for your star performers will create new possibilities and levels of performance that will positively impact the bottom line.” From my interview at MO.com - How I started Odyssey Mentoring & Leadership, my take on the distinction between competent and great leadership and I shared one of the mentoring stories from my upcoming book, "Aspire to Go Higher: Get a Mentor, Be A Mentor," due out at the end of August.
Paying it forward pays back: For both mentees and mentors, we see tangible career advancement. Most exciting is that for mentors and sponsors we see serious compensation growth — up to $25,075 in additional compensation.