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How Much Coaching Should Line Managers Give Direct Reports

How Much Coaching Should Line Managers Give Direct Reports It’s a natural assumption that, the more coaching a line manager gives his or her direct reports, the greater the positive impact on performance and engagement. In reality, however,…

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Why Boards Can’t Let #MeToo Scare Them Off Diversity Mentoring

Why Boards Can’t Let #MeToo Scare Them Off Diversity Mentoring Recent research by Art of Mentoring showed a marked increase in the percentage of men who are nervous about working alone with women in a post #MeToo world.  No doubt there are…

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MENTORS: How to Use Positive Psychology to Help Your Mentee to Thrive

MENTORS: How to Use Positive Psychology to Help Your Mentee to Thrive Over the last two decades a new branch of psychological study has taken academia, education and workplaces by storm.  Known as “positive psychology”, it is basically the study…

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Coaching and Mentoring as Conversations About Context

Coaching and Mentoring as Conversations About Context If coaches and mentors rarely, if ever, offer advice, what do they do? They offer context. Context is “relevant information, which the learner does not hold, but which may have a significant…

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What do mentees fear most?

What do mentees fear most? A mentor enters a mentoring relationship knowing she has skills and knowledge to share with her mentee.  Naturally this makes the mentor feel pretty good.  Not only is she a decent and generous person, willing to share…

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