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Mentoring: Quick Tips for Mentors and Proteges

I’ve been writing about mentoring, and to some extent executive coaching. I think many smart executives carry around misconceptions about what goes on in the mentoring relationship at work. It’s not surprising, since mentoring has evolved in the last decade. One of the best books out is the 3rd edition of Manager as Mentors, by […]
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Mentoring: Are There Do’s and Don’ts?

As I’ve discussed in my previous blog posts here, here, and here, mentoring can take many forms, but your goal is to find the right kind of advice, from the right person, at the right time. Contributing editor Amy Gallo offers the following guidelines in her Harvard Business Review article, “Demystifying Mentoring,” from February 2011: […]
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Mentoring: 4 Misconceptions about the Relationship

In the last decade, the concept of mentoring has changed, but the need for career counseling has not. In fact, mentoring is more important than ever because most careers take numerous twists and turns in a rapidly evolving world. In “Demystifying Mentoring,” a February 2011 Harvard Business Review blog post, Contributing Editor Amy Gallo identifies four […]
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Mentoring Vs. Coaching: Is There a Difference?

At its most basic level, mentoring is the simple act of helping someone learn. But the relationship between the helper and “helpee” changes significantly when performed as a learning partnership. Today’s competitive organizations need “learning entrepreneurs,” whose curiosity is valued over conformity. “Mentoring magic cannot be a solo performance. It is not a one-way, master-to-novice […]
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7 Questions Leaders Can Ask to Build Trust

Coaching should be a common leadership behavior, integrated in all leadership communications. Although coaching sessions should be planned out in advance, informal coaching happens any time, any place. Often it consists of on-the-spot feedback, either positive, neutral or negative. Even neutral comments show people you care and you notice them. As I mentioned earlier this […]
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