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Active Listening, Hear What People are Really Saying

“Listening is one of the most important skills you can have,” yet research shows that we have a hard time remembering even 25 percent of what we hear. Mind Tools provides five easy tips for ‘Becoming an Active Listener’ within this short article, to help you improve your listening skills.

Effective Mentoring Relationships: The Mentee’s Role

The Mentoring Group outlines Key Ingredients of a Mentoring Relationship and the Mentees role in developing and sustaining the relationship. From years of observation, they have “found that mentoring relationships tend to be more satisfying for both parties when certain elements are in place and when both the mentor and the mentee take active roles.”

Effective Mentoring Relationships: The Mentor’s Role

The Mentoring Group outlines Key Ingredients of a Mentoring Relationship and the Mentors role in developing and sustaining the relationship. From years of observation, they have “found that planned mentoring relationships tend to produce more satisfaction for both parties when certain elements are in place and when both the mentor and the mentee take active roles.”

5 Steps to Becoming an Amazing Mentor

“As a mentor, you are part counselor, coach, advisor, master, teacher, therapist, and preceptor, all rolled into one.” While this can seem slightly daunting, Fast Company gives you five tactics that the best Mentors have used to develop their Mentees.

What it Takes to be a Good Mentee

You’ve been told that having a Mentor is important, but just as important is being someone who is great to Mentor. “If you want to attract and keep great mentors,” Fast Company gives you fives ways to be a great Mentee.

Successful Goal Setting, A 6-Step Guide for Mentees

Establishing goals is a critical step in ensuring you get the most from your Mentorship. MicroMentor provides you with a quick-step guide for creating meaningful, achievable goals.

Studies

Career Success Outcomes Associated with Mentoring Others

Career Outcomes of Mentoring for Proteges: A Study on Indian IT Sector

What is Mentorship/Mentoring ?

Real-World Mentoring Advice for Students and Recent Grads

Bo Haynes, Creative Director at Parsons, shares some of his real-world tips on Mentorship that he wishes he’d known earlier in life. Our favorites are “Mentoring is an ongoing willingness to share and learn, not networking” and “It’s never too early to be a Mentor”.

Mentoring in Small Business

This infographic from Sainsbury Management Fellows provides a great overview of what Mentoring is and how it helps!

Why Mentorship ?

Impact of Business Mentorship

Mentorship really makes a difference! MicroMentor, a Business Mentorship Program, found that 83% of their mentored businesses increased their revenue compared to 16% of non-mentored businesses. See the full impact of their 2014 findings.

Paying it Forward Pays Back for Business Leaders

“Helping others develop their full potential is also an integral part of successful leadership. According to a Catalyst report, it pays off not only for emerging talent but for those who invest time in cultivating them,” and those who were mentored before are more likely to “pay it forward.”

Spa Management Career Trends Survey

The “snapshot” survey of spa industry professionals conducted by the Global Wellness Summit Spa Education Committee provides valuable information regarding the current state of spa industry careers. The survey found that 94% of respondents believe that having a mentor is important, specifically for developing leadership and human resource skill sets.

Meet the People You Need Most Throughout your Career – Mentors

“Whether you are just entering the workforce out of college, switching careers, transitioning to management, or experiencing any other shift in your career, you need advice.” Recruiter identities three types of Mentors that can give you the advice you need!

How Becoming A Mentor Can Boost Your Career

Having a Mentor and being a Mentor can have a direct impact on how much money you make! According to a Sun Microsystems study of approximately 1,000 employees over a 5-year period, “Mentors and Mentees were approximately 20% more likely to get a raise than people who did not participate in the mentoring program,” with 25% of Mentees and 28% of Mentors receiving raises.

Through Bush Center program, Mentors empower women worlds away

The Dallas Morning News reviews a Mentorship Program that empowers women in Africa.

The one-year program, which has paired 14 Tunisian women with mentors across the United States, aims to teach the women skills they may not otherwise get in their own country to become business and civic leaders.