Formalized versus Instinctive Mentoring

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Formalized versus Instinctive Mentoring
Erdohegyi Gabor , Management Consultant, Hungary, Member
Successful mentoring is always instinctive. Mentoring cannot be a kind of duty only. It needs strong commitment. As for quality there is a great difference between the performance of an appointed mentor (who's just doing a job) and a natural mentor (who's born to be a mentor and has a strong commitment). Therefore formalizing mentoring is useless unless the mentor is not a natural one with strong commitment (and of course with all relevant special skills and capabilities). Officially organized mentoring can provide good solution in certain cases but real success will only be achieved if the mentoring relationship between two or more people evolves freely by itself based on mutual interest.
 

 
Formal and Informal Mentoring
Chris Hayward
Mentoring can be addressed formally and informally. But as many contributors have noted, there is little to be gained unless the interpersonal relationship is one of mutual respect and need.
I have often found mentoring to be as much benefit to myself as a mentor. An anthropological take is to view mentoring as a form of enculturation where outsiders become insiders and learn the rules and customs and importantly tacit knowledge is shared in order to become a full member of the new group.
The vast majority of organisations would benefit from understanding how formal and informal mentoring can impact positively and negatively on organisational culture and therefore on business outcomes.
 

   

 
Different Levels of Mentoring
Erdohegyi Gabor , Management Consultant, Hungary, Member
 

 
Mentoring Can not Be Formalized
Michel Lavergne, CEO, France, Member
 

 
Different Levels of Mentoring (2)
Erdohegyi Gabor , Management Consultant, Hungary, Member
 

   

 
Routine Mentors
Erdohegyi Gabor , Management Consultant, Hungary, Member
 

 
Gurus or Artists of Mentoring
Erdohegyi Gabor , Management Consultant, Hungary, Member
 

     

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