Tag Archives: mentee

How to Help a Coachee or Mentee Develop Presence

How to help a coachee or mentee develop presence “Presence” is one of those easily recognisable but hard to define qualities. It plays a significant role in how we assess competence, promotability and other factors that make or break reputation and careers. So what exactly is presence? A pragmatic definition is: “Influencing others simply by […]

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 […]

How to help your mentee manage loneliness

How to recognise and help your coachee or mentee manage loneliness It’s a common misconception that loneliness is about isolation from or lack of contact with other people. In reality, people differ greatly in how they respond to being on their own. So, what is loneliness? Loneliness is a feeling of being socially isolated that […]

Important Skills for a Successful Mentoring Relationship

Study Confirms Communication Competence Critical to Mentoring Success Don’t you just love being proven right? It was with a slight inner gloat that I read a recent mentoring study from York University in Canada, which found that communication competence on the part of both the mentor and the mentee was the one single skill most […]

When Mentoring Gets Emotional

When Mentoring Gets Emotional    It can feel pretty uncomfortable when a mentee bursts into tears or blows their top.  This wasn’t what you thought you signed up for, as a mentor!  However, a mentoring relationship is a human relationship and emotions will play a part whether that relationship is formal or casual, personal or career-focused. […]

Are we failing our executives?

Are our executives failing us…or are we failing our executives? In this era of rapid change, organisations are reliant on their executives to make wise decisions and lead their teams judiciously through challenges. Yet, at precisely the time when wisdom is most needed, we are increasingly placing our trust in young, inexperienced leaders, hoping that […]

Youth Mentoring

Youth Mentoring Art of Mentoring was delighted when the NSW government announced the 2016 commencement of Youth Frontiers, a mentoring program including 1200 year 8 and 9 students from across NSW. While we have not been involved with the program, we are delighted to see the potential of mentoring acknowledged with such a high profile […]

Helping your coachee or mentee pitch an original idea

Helping your coachee or mentee pitch an original idea A common misconception in organisations is that it’s easy to sell a good idea. The reality, as detailed in the book Originals, by Adam Grant, is quite the opposite. Among the misconceptions his and other research identify are that: Good new ideas are generally welcomed. The […]

How Associations Can Afford a Professional Mentoring Program

How Associations Can Afford a Professional Mentoring Program Associations are increasingly aware of the potential value of association-led mentoring programs. Current members find a reason to stay, and young industry entrants a reason to join. Leadership capabilities are cultivated within the association itself and the industry as a whole. Industry or association goals such as […]

Case Study – Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA)

Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) A mentoring initiative led by the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) BUSINESS CHALLENGE The Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) is an initiative led by the industry employer group Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), specifically tasked with helping employers to increase female workforce participation in the resources, […]