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A good mentoring relationship allows both mentor and mentee to develop new talents and build self-awareness to enhance your career and build your network
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Leadership Caffeine-It’s Not Your Leadership, It’s the Cause

Leadership Caffeine-It’s Not Your Leadership, It’s the Cause | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
Leadership by Cause invites greatness to the party. Anything less than a clear, galvanizing, shared cause, promotes compliance-type performance and typically mediocre results.
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The benefits of business mentoring | Business Link

The benefits of business mentoring | Business Link | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
How a business mentor can offer you guidance and support to help your business succeed, and how to become a mentor...
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How to be a great mentor (and a great mentee)

How to be a great mentor (and a great mentee) | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
Do you have a mentor?

Ask any successful person this question, and they will surely tell you stories about how their deep, long-standing relationships with their mentors helped inspire, ...
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Questions are the workhorse of mentoring.

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Spotlight on mentoring programmes

Spotlight on mentoring programmes | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
Mentoring can sometimes sound soft and wishy-washy, but properly done, it can be a powerful tool.
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Training, learning & development - Mentoring will motivate - 13/04/2004

Training, learning & development - Mentoring will motivate - 13/04/2004 | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it

The one-to-one guidance of mentoring can be an invaluable source of development for the individuals involved, as well as being beneficial to the organisations themselves

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#004: Seven Steps to Thinking Bigger [Podcast]

#004: Seven Steps to Thinking Bigger [Podcast] | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
In this podcast episode I talk about thinking bigger. I provide a seven-step formula for learning this important skill.

 

Imagine the possibilities.
Write down your dream.
Connect with what is at stake.
Outline what would have to be true.
Decide what you can do to affect the outcome.
Determine when this will happen.
Review your goals daily.

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Helping Managers Succeed as Coaches - Social Learning

Anyone who has developed and implemented programs requiring manager coaching knows full well how difficult it can be to get and sustain the needed level of involvement. Many times coaches start out full of enthusiasm only to have that enthusiasm fizzle out part way through. This, of course results in the fizzling out of learner effort as well causing the program to, at best, not produce all the results desired and, at worst, fail altogether. More importantly, however, it gives a very clear message to learners that managers do not consider learning particularly important.

 

What can we do to prevent this from happening?

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Leadership Caffeine-Why You Might Want to Pause Before Voicing that Decision

Leadership Caffeine-Why You Might Want to Pause Before Voicing that Decision | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
Teaching others to employ effective decision-making processes is one of the most important and often ignored responsibilities of those in leadership roles.
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How To Avoid Communication Pitfalls In The Workplace – The ...

How To Avoid Communication Pitfalls In The Workplace – The ... | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it

There is a large body of work concerning the way women's communication style differs from that of men and vice versa. For example, there is research suggesting that females downplay their certainty, while males downplay their doubts.

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Horsesmouth – Online Coaching and Mentoring Network

Horsesmouth – Online Coaching and Mentoring Network | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it

Someone needs what you know. Someone knows what you need. Horsesmouth is the social network for informal mentoring, where everyone can give and gain. You can search for a mentor, be a mentor, or simply browse the inspirational profiles and stories on the site. It's safe and it's free...

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Personal Development Plans – Make Them Work | Improve Yourself!

Personal Development Plans – Make Them Work | Improve Yourself! | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
So, by our title you can assume that we mean the vast majority of PDPs don't achieve anything, quite right. In my experience most PDPs end up as highly aspirational, one-sided documents which do little to move anything forward.
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Goal Setting or How Being SMART Isn't Always the Right Objective

Goal Setting or How Being SMART Isn't Always the Right Objective | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it

SMART objectives have been around for decades with variable results and yet organisations still diligently apply them to their people without questioning the validity of the SMART model.

PRISM incorporates SMART, but focuses on 2 additional areas; What does it do for me? Just how interested am I in this? 

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Merrill Reid Social Styles

Merrill Reid Social Styles | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered why you hit it off with some people immediately, while with others it's like oil and water? That's because there are four primary behavioral styles, each with a very distinct and predictable pattern of observable behavior. Once you understand these patterns, you have the key to unlock your ability to get along with nearly anyone.

 

The social styles link will you identy your preferred style, those around you.

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Mentors and Coaches: How to Be a Great Mentee or Learner

Mentors and Coaches: How to Be a Great Mentee or Learner | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
When you find a great mentor it is important to be a great mentee. When you invest your time in being a mentee you will be rewarded with accelerated learning and experiences from your mentor.
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Management Tip of the Day: Get to know your mentor

Management Tip of the Day: Get to know your mentor | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it

Getting a mentor is great, but once you do so it's important to get the relationship off on the right foot, says Harvard Business Review.

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Mentoring: Listen and learn

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Defining exactly what a mentor does is open to interpretation, but involved parties need to decide before they start.
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The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You? - Forbes

The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You? - Forbes | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
Whenever I try to conjure up what innovation looks like, the same slideshow of images clicks across my mind: that photo of Einstein with his tongue sticking out, Edison with his light bulb, Steve Jobs onstage in his black turtleneck, introducing...

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it

Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson's HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion.

 

Here are some pointers to help you focus on the things that matter

 

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7 Facts Extroverts Should Know about Introverts in Business | C-Level Strategies - Visionary Leadership

7 Facts Extroverts Should Know about Introverts in Business | C-Level Strategies - Visionary Leadership | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
7 Facts Extroverts Should Know about Introverts in Business based on responses to An Introvert's Guide to Networking from Harvard Business Review...

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How To Excel At Communication In A Workplace

How To Excel At Communication In A Workplace | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
Communication in a workplace is an important, but often underestimated skill to have. Read a few tips below on how to improve your communication in a workplace.
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3 Barriers to Effective Interpersonal Communication |

3 Barriers to Effective Interpersonal Communication | | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
Low self-esteem takes a huge toll on interpersonal communication. Not having the courage to express your ideas (because you believe they're not worthy), could send a different message than the one you want to project.
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Home | Get Mentoring

Home | Get Mentoring | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it

Get Mentoring is an initiative to unlock, train and support a community of enterprise mentors across the UK

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Effective Business Mentoring is a Relationship

Effective Business Mentoring is a Relationship | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of mentoring in business, and have been at different times on both the contributing and receiving end of the process.
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Get Ahead With a Mentor Who Scares You

Get Ahead With a Mentor Who Scares You | Mentoring that makes a difference | Scoop.it

Go out and find the most qualified or talented mentor, coach, or manager you can, and subject yourself to everything they can throw at you.

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