Formalized versus Instinctive Mentoring

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Erdohegyi Gabor
Management Consultant, Hungary

Formalized versus Instinctive Mentoring

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.

  Chris Hayward
 

Formal and Informal Mentoring

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.

  Dolva
 

Formal Mentoring Success

My organisation has embraced mentoring strategical (...)

  Erdohegyi Gabor
Management Consultant, Hungary
 

Different Levels of Mentoring

Sure there are different levels of mentoring. As D (...)

  Michel Lavergne
CEO, France
 

Mentoring Can not Be Formalized

Essentially, mentoring can not be formalized as a (...)

  Erdohegyi Gabor
Management Consultant, Hungary
 

Different Levels of Mentoring (2)

I agree with Lavergne. Instinctive Mentoring (whe (...)

  Dolva
 

Mentoring - Formalised / Informal

Very interesting discussion thread. I agree with L (...)

  Erdohegyi Gabor
Management Consultant, Hungary
 

Routine Mentors

Those basic level or „routine mentors” are usually (...)

  Erdohegyi Gabor
Management Consultant, Hungary
 

Gurus or Artists of Mentoring

Artists / Gurus of Mentoring are committed thus sp (...)

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