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More Managers with Mentoring Skills Needed
Sridhar Gopal, Member
Enterprises need mentoring as a managerial skill. Because it is a key contributor to human and business productivity. The HR function must stress the need for this and assist the managers to cultivate this trait by education through the company’s programs.
In my professional experience spanning nearly two decades, I learned that there is a need for a manager to be a mentor. Most managers that I worked with were professionals directing the business by CONTROLLING the resources, expenditure and even their people. Doing so resulted in GOOD REVENUES for the companies they work for. However their professionals are showing PROBLEMATIC CAREERS going through a zig zag motion while working with these managers.

The key reason being these managers were "TASK MANAGERS" rather than "PROBLEM SOLVERS". As a task master my managers used to begin a meeting with "what’s the project status?..." and the presentations used to be often interrupted ... Register
 

 
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Bernardo Gamboa, Member
I agree. Mentoring is key in the development of ne...
 

 
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M.B. Mphahlele, Member
Good leaders always multiply themselves through pe...
 

 
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Paul D Giammalvo, Member
I came up through the construction trades (carpent...
 

 
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Emilio Gonzalez, Member
Unfortunately lately there are to many "Manager" t...
 

 
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J A Hegarty, Member
Organisations have equipment, premises and staff. ...
 

 
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Winand Kissels, Member
Completely right... Over the year I have learned t...
 

 
Manager as MentorSign up
Hermanson, Member
Right on target. This is particularly acute in sma...
 

 
No Managers without Mentoring SkillsSign up
Saeed Fahim, Member
I read with great interest all the comments and wo...
 

 
Train Managers in Mentoring SkillsSign up
Doug Lawrence, SIG Leader
For managers to be successful the organization's l...
 

 
Mentoring is a Tool Managers Use to Reach Company SuccessSign up
Cesar, Member
I agree with all of you. A good manager must be a ...
 

 
Mentoring is Key to Development of OthersSign up
William Stadler, Member
I agree with all of these posts, which to me, indi...
 

 
Mentoring is Key, But there are RequirementsSign up
RiaRoy, Member
From my perspective, a good mentoring can only hap...
 

 
Requirements to make Mentoring a SuccessSign up
Doug Lawrence, SIG Leader
Some great contributions to this topic!
The s...
 

 
Mentoring Requires a Learning OrganisationSign up
Richard Teo, Member
Mentoring" is an overused word. We expect managers...
 

 
Characteristics of Managers to be Good MentorsSign up
K.Narayana Moorthy, Member
Totally agreed - a Manager has to be a Mentor. To ...
 

 
Mentoring by Managers of New GenerationsSign up
ANGSHUMAN, Member
I agree with the concept, but the first thing is t...
 

 
Managers and MenteesSign up
Helen Strong, Member
Totally agree that people need constructive leader...
 

   

 
Mentoring Must Start at the Top LevelSign up
Raza, Member
Thanks for this interesting article.
However,...
 

 
Key People of the Company Should Show Interest in MentoringSign up
K.Narayana Moorthy, Member
Organizations are often interested in establishing...
 

   

 
Managers (also as Mentors ) and Appreciative InquirySign up
K.Narayana Moorthy, Member
Managers (also as mentors) are certainly in an adv...
 

 
Mentoring is also a Team-based ApproachSign up
Richard Teo, Member
All good comments but seem to be top-down as the o...
 

 
As a Manager, Mentoring Others Should Be a TaskSign up
SYMON E. ENYAPU, Member
It is a good idea to mentor others, especially in ...
 

 
Managers Mentoring Young EmployeesSign up
Jacob Tokame, Member
This is timely. l believe if the good managers tod...
 

 
Managers as Mentors? Yes, But Do It ProfessionallySign up
Habtamu Kelemework, Member
I agree with Mr. Sridhar Gopal's idea and all the ...
 

   

 
Good to Hear That ...Sign up
Sridhar Gopal, Member
@Doug Lawrence:...
 

 
Thanks for your ThoughtsSign up
Sridhar Gopal, Member
Thanks very much to all here and those who cared t...
 

 
Mentoring Managers Should Create an Environment for Knowledge TransferSign up
Gacheru Mwangi, Member
Mentoring/coaching creates an organizational cultu...
 

 
Mentoring is the Main Task for Successful ManagementSign up
Daniel Marin, Member
Successful management has as it's main task the de...
 

 
Mentoring at the Workplace is VitalSign up
Titus Muzvuwe, Member
I believe everyone can be a mentor regardless of q...
 

 
Wrong Practices of Managers Mentoring Young ProfessionalsSign up
owako, Member
Every manager can be a mentor. But the practice of...
 

 
Managers Should Commit to Mentoring Young ProfessionalsSign up
K.Narayana Moorthy, Member
Young professionals, in to-day's business context ...
 

 
No Subordinate/Supervisor Relationship in MentoringSign up
subramanian, Member
I think for mentoring to succeed, the mentor and t...
 

 
Corporative and Personal Culture on MentoringSign up
Nelson Hernandez Manso, Member
Your first school is at your home, the second one ...
 

 
 

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