Importance Of Mentoring


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Importance Of Mentoring

  1. 1. “ Importance of Mentoring”
  2. 2. If you touch me soft and gentle If you look at me and smile at me, If you listen to me talk sometimes, before you talk, I will grow, really grow. - Bradley
  3. 3. “ The best mentors are the people in your life who push you just a little bit outside your “comfort zone” - Leigh Curl
  4. 4. What is Mentoring ? <ul><li>Mentoring from the Greek word meaning “enduring” is defined as a sustained relationship between a youth and an adult. Through continued involvement the adult (usually older & always more experienced) offers support, guidance and assistance as the younger person goes through a difficult period, faces new challenges, or works to correct earlier problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring is thus a development-oriented initiative. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. John C. Crosby
  6. 6. Three things important <ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mentoring <ul><li>“ Mentors” focus on the individual learner by developing their career or life. They act as friends, willing to play the part of adversary in challenging assumptions. They list and question to encourage the learner to widen their own view : they are happy for ownership and direction of the relationship to lie with the learner and they accept ambiguity as an exciting part of their life , providing the learner with openings for change and autonomy. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Coaching <ul><li>“ Coaching”, by contrast deals with specific problem and performance skills. It is solution-oriented. It focuses on finding solution or at least finding our better ways to cope with specific work related issues. </li></ul><ul><li>The Coach explores the problem with learner and sets up opportunities for the leaner to try our new skills : ownership is shared and puzzling out ambiguity is seen as a challenge </li></ul>
  9. 9. Counseling <ul><li>“ Counseling” is a part of mentoring but it is not the same thing. While Mentoring is reserved for those who exhibit self-responsibility, Counseling is useful for everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling focuses on deep behavioral & emotional issues, on life, needs & desires of the counselee and is designed to have the counselee ultimately help himself by becoming more self responsible. </li></ul>Counseling is part of the role of all good managers.
  10. 10. Successful people turn everyone who can help them into sometime mentors !” John C. Crosby
  11. 11. Core Competencies <ul><li>Coach - Motivate high performance </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor - Listen and advice </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher - Share knowledge & skills </li></ul><ul><li>Role Model - Lead by example </li></ul><ul><li>A Champion - Develop Careers </li></ul>A mentor encompassed core competencies of being a :
  12. 12. Need for <ul><li>Commitment building </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Vs Org. goals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Culture building </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting performance culture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harnessing Executive experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Extension of Orientation / Socialization </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workplace & township </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A system to address the needs </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mentoring Process MANAGER “ FOUCS” The Organization Results Monitoring & Improving Performance MENTOR “ FOUCS” The Learner : His / her Development Supporting & Encouraging Promoting & Understanding Of Self & other Improving Performance “ SKILLS” Active Listening Coaching Counseling
  14. 14. “ People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you make them feel.” Bonnie Jean Wasmund
  15. 15. TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE MENTORING <ul><li>Be a “wise and trusted Counselor” </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t try to over direct : Support without rescuing </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the real problem </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a cool lookout </li></ul><ul><li>Be frank and direct </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Talk at a good time </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid perfection </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture self-sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Listen patiently with empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Build a Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Establish protected time together </li></ul>TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE MENTORING
  17. 17. What Can Mentoring Accomplish <ul><li>It helps mentee to move his career forward, to work his way upward, perhaps even to surpass the mentor </li></ul><ul><li>It reinforces within the mentee the twin objectives : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sufficient responsibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sufficient WIIFM (What’s in it for me?) that lead to peak performance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. What Can Mentoring Accomplish <ul><li>It provides the mentee with an inside track and helps him to deal effectively with the offer confusing environment of the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps the mentee to avoid traps the ensnare the unsophisticated </li></ul>
  19. 19. What will be result of good mentoring ? See next sheet…..
  20. 20. “ Coming together is a beginning …Keeping together is progress …Working together is a success.” Anonymous