New book on mentoring coming in 2017
Crucial mentoring conversations
Mentoring has evolved to become a strategic business initiative and organisations are investing in formalised mentoring with the expectation to see a “return on relationship”. Structured mentoring requires both mentors and protégés to be more intentional and both parties should be encouraged to explore all avenues for development.
Mentors in particular could play a significant role to encourage conversations where they get to know their protégé and learn from one another’ s personal experiences. A Crucial mentoring conversation is a discussion between a mentor and protégé that will assist both parties to break through to new levels of understanding and insight. Imagine how a mentor could eliminate oversight with hindsight, foresight and insight. It would allow the protégé to explore and learn from their mistakes, to anticipate the advantages and disadvantages of a decision before they make it and therefore to respond better in the moment. That is what you call wisdom!
Crucial mentoring conversations will generate new awareness and insights through various topics that will ultimately impact the protégé’s personal and professional development in a meaningful way.
The book will be published through Knowledge Resources.