Tag Archives: mentoring relationship

The Sticky Topic of Stuckness

Stuckness is a word we hear frequently in coaching and mentoring, but what does it mean? Here, Professor David Clutterbuck and Melissa Richardson have identified six kinds of stuckness in mentoring, each with its own context and challenges: When the mentor suddenly doesn’t know what to do or say next When the mentor feels trapped […]

Mentoring new parents returning to work

Mentoring for new parents is an essential mechanism within effective Talent Management and Diversity and Inclusion strategies. By investing in returning talent, organisations are much more likely to retain their best employees and have them working at their best. This new mentoring approach is taking off in the UK – find out why from our […]

Self-Matching vs Partner Preferencing

Self-Matching, Facilitator Matching, Traditional Mentoring, too many options and types of mentoring so how do I choose…? At Art of Mentoring, we have deliberately avoided developing self-matching, fast-knowledge-transfer solutions into our platform because we firmly believe that it does not lend itself to real, developmental mentoring. This type of mentoring is a mutual exchange that […]

Is it time… for men to seek female mentorship?

In a recently released working paper, Overcoming Gender Discrimination in Business: Reconsidering Mentoring in the Post #Me-Too and Covid-19 Eras, the authors provide an excellent description of the “women are wonderful” effect; men are associated with leadership qualities that are valued in corporate circles — confidence, risk taking and negotiation skills — while women are […]

October is Mental Health Month

It is Mental Health Month in Australia.  We all experience sadness and stress sometimes – these are natural human responses to the challenges of life. It’s normal to feel stressed if your job security is threatened, or you don’t know how you can pay your bills, or to feel sad in response to loss. How can […]

Are you mentorable?

In her TED Talk “No one is talking to mentees” Victoria Black describes her research study which examined mentoring program websites across 187 post-secondary institutions. She found that only 19% addressed ‘mentorability’ by defining mentee characteristics and expectations, compared to 37% which defined mentor characteristics and expectations. Her conclusion? That, on the whole, mentoring programs […]

More of the Mentoring Good Stuff

Interview with Melissa Richardson & UK colleague Kerrie Dorman recently, for her podcast series, “More of the Mentoring Good Stuff”. Take a listen! Art of Mentoring · More of the mentoring good stuff with Kerrie Dorman

Adaptation Mentoring Webinar

This webinar covered the following topics: 1. How adaptation mentoring can help the workforce adapt more quickly and effectively as circumstances change significantly. 2. Mentoring and its ability to assist in the battle with mental health. 3. How to set up virtual mentoring programs that can be accessed from anywhere – with pros and cons […]

The Critical Art of Reflection

Reflection is a critical part of the process for mentoring pairs and for people who manage mentoring programs. A skilled mentor offers the mentee a quiet space in which to reflect on issues, on self, on interactions with others, and on systemic issues at play. As mentors become more experienced, they develop the ability to […]

11 Reasons Why You Should Be a Mentor  

Online Training for Mentees and Mentor Training Software Demo Situation Analysis Why you should be a mentor. We often hear the reasons people give for not becoming a mentor.  I don’t have time.  I don’t have the right skills.  My personality isn’t suitable.  For the most part these are excuses, not reasons.  We all have […]