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More Managers with Mentoring Skills Needed
Sridhar Gopal, Management Consultant, India, 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 ...Sign up

Managers Need Mentoring Skills
Bernardo Gamboa, Analyst, Peru, Member
I agree. Mentoring is key in the development of new talent. Managers need to understand his role in order to narrow the gap between the knowledge and ...Sign up

Mentoring by Managers Leads to Organisational Excellence
M.B. Mphahlele, Consultant, South Africa, Member
Good leaders always multiply themselves through people development. They
- Identify talented individuals,
- Design a growth path for them,Sign up

Mentoring is a Key Role/Responsibility of a Professional
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
I came up through the construction trades (carpentry) and the tradition of "apprentices" goes back literally hundreds if not thousands of years.
...Sign up

Managers Should be Mentors, not Dictators
Emilio Gonzalez, Manager, United States, Member
Unfortunately lately there are to many "Manager" that think that being dictators and spreading fear is the best way to act and get results. Managers s...Sign up

Mentoring is like Regular Maintenance of the Staff
J A Hegarty, Business School Marketer, Ireland, Member
Organisations have equipment, premises and staff. Regular maintenance must be carried out on the physical structure of the premises, and on all equipm...Sign up

The Need for Managers to Take up Mentoring
Winand Kissels, Interim Manager, Netherlands, Member
Completely right... Over the year I have learned to value mentorship.
As consultant I do recommend mentorship especially for new and particular j...Sign up

Manager as Mentor
Hermanson, Business Consultant, United States, Member
Right on target. This is particularly acute in small technology firms. Project teams are generally self-motivated to apply their skills and accomplish...Sign up

No Managers without Mentoring Skills
Saeed Fahim, Manager, United Arab Emirates, Member
I read with great interest all the comments and wonder whether the term manger has been loosely defined and used? Over the span of my career one did n...Sign up

Train Managers in Mentoring Skills
Doug Lawrence, Entrepreneur, Canada, SIG Leader
For managers to be successful the organization's leadership development program needs to have mentoring as a key element to the program. What is also ...Sign up

Mentoring is a Tool Managers Use to Reach Company Success
Cesar, Teacher, Mexico, Member
I agree with all of you. A good manager must be a good mentor, a coach, and lead through business processes.
A good manager needs to have human a...Sign up

Mentoring is Key to Development of Others
William Stadler, Manager, United States, Member
I agree with all of these posts, which to me, indicate that the business culture has lost sight of the appreciation for the people, which collectively...Sign up

Mentoring is Key, But there are Requirements
RiaRoy, Student (University), United States, Member
From my perspective, a good mentoring can only happen when the mentor is completely confident in his/ her abilities, there is leadership and organizat...Sign up

Requirements to make Mentoring a Success
Doug Lawrence, Entrepreneur, Canada, SIG Leader
Some great contributions to this topic!
The success of a mentoring program in an organization is hinged on four key elements:
1) Corporate S...Sign up

Mentoring Requires a Learning Organisation
Richard Teo, CEO, Papua New Guinea, Member
Mentoring" is an overused word. We expect managers to know what it means and to practice it! Not so if he/she doesn't have the knowledge and skills to...Sign up

Characteristics of Managers to be Good Mentors
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Totally agreed - a Manager has to be a Mentor. To find good candidates for managers being able to mentor well, organizations have to look for managers...Sign up

Mentoring by Managers of New Generations
ANGSHUMAN, Manager, India, Member
I agree with the concept, but the first thing is that the Manager should know that there is nothing to lose for him, and that he will gain by mentorin...Sign up

Managers and Mentees
Helen Strong, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
Totally agree that people need constructive leadership and a learning environment to reach their full potential.
However, are you going to find t...Sign up

Mentoring Skills for Managers
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
@K.Narayana Moorthy: Here are some further typical mentoring skills:
- Building rapport and establishing trust...Sign up

Mentoring Must Start at the Top Level
Raza, Consultant, United States, Member
Thanks for this interesting article.
However, from my experience working in four continents I have learned that no matter what mentoring skills o...Sign up

Key People of the Company Should Show Interest in Mentoring
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Organizations are often interested in establishing a mentoring program as they see good reasons in its principles to mentor the young managers. I once...Sign up

Exemplary Mentor / Mentoring Program: A Chimera?
RiaRoy, Student (University), United States, Member
@Doug Lawrence: And, this is where I believe the rabbit hole starts getting deeper:
Reflective individuals ar...Sign up

Managers (also as Mentors ) and Appreciative Inquiry
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Managers (also as mentors) are certainly in an advantageous position if they acquire Appreciat...Sign up

Mentoring is also a Team-based Approach
Richard Teo, CEO, Papua New Guinea, Member
All good comments but seem to be top-down as the operative function. Mentoring should be also team-based.
Assuming that managers have the skills ...Sign up

As a Manager, Mentoring Others Should Be a Task
SYMON E. ENYAPU, Student (University), Kenya, Member
It is a good idea to mentor others, especially in this impersonal digital world. I like mentoring both outside and inside a job or profession.
I ...Sign up

Managers Mentoring Young Employees
Jacob Tokame, Student (University), Ghana, Member
This is timely. l believe if the good managers today can mentor the young ones, the world of business has a good future....Sign up

Managers as Mentors? Yes, But Do It Professionally
Habtamu Kelemework, Student (Other), Ethiopia, Member
I agree with Mr. Sridhar Gopal's idea and all the comments given above. Managers should have to mentor their workers. However, the way they mentor mat...Sign up

Exemplary Mentor / Mentoring Program: NOT a Chimera
Doug Lawrence, Entrepreneur, Canada, SIG Leader
@RiaRoy: I am happy to say that the majority of the folks that I have worked with reinforce that this is notSign up

Good to Hear That ...
Sridhar Gopal, Management Consultant, India, Member
@Doug Lawrence: That's good to hear Doug. There are a number of them, including me who had a chance to get mentors ...Sign up

Thanks for your Thoughts
Sridhar Gopal, Management Consultant, India, Member
Thanks very much to all here and those who cared to read this post.This has been a very good learning session for me.
I tried to reach everyone o...Sign up

Mentoring Managers Should Create an Environment for Knowledge Transfer
Gacheru Mwangi, Lecturer, Kenya, Member
Mentoring/coaching creates an organizational culture that allows tacit knowledge to flow from one generation of managers to the next. Managers should ...Sign up

Mentoring is the Main Task for Successful Management
Daniel Marin, Professor, Mexico, Member
Successful management has as it's main task the development of people, that I learned early in my industrial carrier.
Most of the time when you f...Sign up

Mentoring at the Workplace is Vital
Titus Muzvuwe, Strategy Consultant, Zimbabwe, Member
I believe everyone can be a mentor regardless of qualifications and education level.
The problem with mentoring nowadays is that the mentor needs...Sign up

Wrong Practices of Managers Mentoring Young Professionals
owako, Manager, Kenya, Member
Every manager can be a mentor. But the practice of managing through psychological intimidation among established and experienced managers must be avoi...Sign up

Managers Should Commit to Mentoring Young Professionals
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Young professionals, in to-day's business context revolve around professional growth, community and technical development. Therefore any mentoring pro...Sign up

No Subordinate/Supervisor Relationship in Mentoring
subramanian, Business Consultant, India, Member
I think for mentoring to succeed, the mentor and the mentee should not be in a subordinate / supervisor reporting relationship. Also they should not b...Sign up

Corporative and Personal Culture on Mentoring
Nelson Hernandez Manso
Your first school is at your home, the second one the streets, the third your education, and among them are your personal interests.
All the comm...Sign up

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