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  • Aiia Collab It July 2009 Mentoring I Lab

    1. 1. AIIA CollabIT Business Skills for Growth Using mentors to grow 23 July 2009
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is mentoring and why it is so valuable </li></ul><ul><li>The concept of business versus personal mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>The difference between good and bad mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>How to find the right mentor for you </li></ul><ul><li>A word or two about i.lab </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is a mentor? <ul><li>A trusted counsellor or guide. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Mentors are…. Not company directors  Not business consultants  Not seeking personal gain*  Individuals, usually older, always more experienced, who help and guide another individual’s development 
    5. 5. Shades of grey <ul><li>What is the difference between mentoring and coaching? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between business mentoring and personal mentoring? </li></ul><ul><li>Should mentors push solutions or offer options? </li></ul><ul><li>Should mentoring be a formal or an informal process? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why is mentoring so valuable? <ul><li>It can be lonely at the top (or on your own) </li></ul><ul><li>They’ve been there, done that </li></ul><ul><li>It is usually free </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors extend your network </li></ul><ul><li>A truly independent relationship and perspective. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Good mentors provide <ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic input </li></ul><ul><li>A sounding board </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Counsel </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance </li></ul>
    8. 8. Characteristics of good mentors <ul><li>All successful business people do not necessarily make effective mentors </li></ul><ul><li>The qualities which are essential in an effective mentor include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A DESIRE TO HELP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HAVE HAD POSITIVE EXPERIENCES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GOOD REPUTATION FOR DEVELOPING OTHERS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TIME AND ENERGY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UP-TO-DATE KNOWLEDGE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LEARNING ATTITUDE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DEMONSTRATED EFFECTIVE MANAGERIAL (MENTORING) SKILLS </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Who? <ul><li>DIY </li></ul><ul><li>Define a list of your top goals for the mentoring relationship – consider gaps in your knowledge/the organisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm a list of prospective mentors – no limits. </li></ul><ul><li>Research available information about them. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the top candidates who are aligned with your goals/gaps. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t cold call – get introduced. </li></ul><ul><li>ENGAGE A PRO </li></ul><ul><li>We all know the problem with DIY. </li></ul><ul><li>Matching and management of the process is a science. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage a professional to help decide develop the brief. </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals also have access to willing, capable and pre-screened talent. </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals will manage the process (and deal with any fall out). </li></ul>
    10. 10. Where do you find a mentor? <ul><li>Government programs </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring for Investment /Mentoring for Growth www.business.qld.gov.au/dsdweb/v4/apps/web/content.cfm?id=7634 </li></ul><ul><li>i.lab www.ilab.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Enterprise Australia www.qut.creativeenterprise.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Gray Hair Alchemy www.greyhair-alchemy.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Managers and Directors http://www.managers-directors.com.au/contact / </li></ul><ul><li>Kelvin Davis www.kelvindavis.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Mpowering Business http://www.mpowering.com.au/mentor2.html </li></ul><ul><li>The Executive Connection www.tec.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>CEO Circle www.theceocircle.com </li></ul><ul><li>Queensland Leaders www.queenslandleaders.com.au </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Industry organisations – Women in Technology, AIIA </li></ul><ul><li>Peers - lets test this one now </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking tools e.g. Linked-in </li></ul>
    11. 11. Getting the best out of mentoring <ul><li>The responsibility of mentor and mentee </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent contact </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals and monitor progress </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Take an interest in the mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Go easy </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear about what you need </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor care </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocation </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate success </li></ul><ul><li>You run your own business </li></ul>
    12. 12. About i.lab <ul><li>i.lab helps young technology companies turn great ideas into great businesses </li></ul><ul><li>i.lab helps all types of technology innovators: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biotech companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nanotech companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic hardware companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost any new technology-based business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>i.lab is a not for profit, 100% Queensland Government owned entity </li></ul><ul><li>i.lab is a key initiative of the Smart State Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>i.lab has been operating since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>i.lab is managed by a professional, commercially experienced management team and a highly qualified independent board of directors </li></ul>
    13. 13. i.lab’s Service Offering includes SPACE OTHER STUFF BUSINESS BASICS NETWORKS MKTING AND MEDIA CAPITAL RAISING SUPPORT INTER’L SOFT LANDINGS STUDENT INTERN- SHIPS SKILLS DEV’T COACHING MENTORING i.lab
    14. 14. i.lab mentors include <ul><li>David Merson </li></ul><ul><li>John Puttick </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Seed </li></ul><ul><li>Gail Geronimus </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Gorry </li></ul><ul><li>John Hummelstad </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Brammah </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Campbell </li></ul><ul><li>And 30 other business leaders, entrepreneurs and expert service providers…. </li></ul>
    15. 15. i.lab’s current members
    16. 16. Summary <ul><li>Who needs a mentor – everybody! </li></ul><ul><li>Many choices – select the best one for you, now </li></ul><ul><li>Not everybody is a good mentor – what to look for </li></ul><ul><li>Some ways to find a mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Making the relationship work – a two way street </li></ul><ul><li>Good preparation + continued effort = great outcomes </li></ul>

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