NOTES: Ten Tips for Effective Mentoring Programs with Paul Signorelli
April 25, 2011Posted by on
- New book: Workplace Learning & Leadership by Lori Reed & Paul Signorelli
- If you don’t set up goals up front, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
- Mentoring is essential to organizations.
- Mentorship programs help staff develop leadership skills, could be a line item in a strategic plan.
- Mentoring is not heirarchical, doesn’t follow the organizational structure.
- A mentor needs to be part of community-building exercises within the organization.
- For a program to be successful, it needs a leader.
- Leaders don’t need to have leadership titles.
- Asking questions shows initiative.
- Shouldn’t be a problem to have a mentor younger than you.
- Open doors equal open ideas.
- Put yourself out there if you want to be a mentor, don’t wait for people to come to you to ask you to get involved.
- A mentor won’t fault you for failing.
- Learning does not happen in a classroom; it happens when people get out and do something.
- Mentoring needs to be more than warm, fuzzy conversations.