Category Archives: Business

Worried about your leadership bench strength?

Worried about your leadership bench strength? According to Gartner,1 building leadership bench strength is a major priority in 2019 for 67% of heads of human resources and 78% of talent management leaders globally. Yet most discussions about mentoring centre on the role of mentors in creating great leaders. If we turn it around, can mentoring […]

Five Ways Mentoring Solves Most Engagement Issues (and why it matters)

Five ways mentoring solves most engagement issues (and why it matters) Organisations spend a great deal of money on turnover-related expenses each year. Many also invest heavily in engagement surveys, in an effort to predict where they’re vulnerable to low productivity and loss of key talent. Engagement has been found to contribute to a raft […]

How ethical mentoring can make a difference

Ethical mentoring can manage reputational risk It seems every day, there is another story of organisations, which were once respected, betraying the trust of their stakeholders. The scenes at Fifa (pronounced Thiefa), when staff applauded the boss, who had presided over years of corrupt practice, may have seemed inexplicable. Yet they demonstrate just how easily […]

Is there a proven business case for mentoring programs in organisations?

Is there a proven business case for mentoring programs in organisations? My esteemed colleague Professor David Clutterbuck, a leading researcher and writer on coaching and mentoring, recently told a group of our clients that “highly effective mentoring programs deliver substantial learning for over 95% of mentees and 80% of mentors”. But is there real evidence […]

Selecting and using an executive coach

Selecting and using an executive coach Executive coaches are used mainly by senior managers or professionals, to help them work on specific aspects of their performance. As a relatively expensive resource, it’s important to understand why you will benefit from having an executive coach, what the outcomes of the relationship will be and what kind […]

Top Tips for Successfully Marketing Your Association’s Mentoring Program

Top Tips for Successfully Marketing Your Association’s Mentoring Program Few years ago, Associations Now wrote about the importance of mentoring for membership retention, but what makes the program successful? No matter how well-conceived and run your association mentoring program is, its success will ultimately be determined by your ability to engage and excite your membership. The […]

Lapsed members: making the call

Lapsed members: making the call! Guest blog from Optimum Contact Retaining a membership base is a real challenge for associations, and it’s a problem that is not going away. Conservative sources estimate that it costs up to ten times more to acquire a new member than it does to keep an existing one. According to association […]