The Good Side of Organizational Mentoring Programs

At first glance, it is easy to recognize the benefits of mentoring programs to employees. Basically, with a mentor, it becomes easier for employees to figure out the right things to do because they are exposed to senior employees who know how to do things right. As a result, employees become more effective and satisfied at work. While the benefits of mentoring to workers are obvious, what can it do to the organization as a whole? [Read more…]

How Ready Are You to Run Your Own Business?

You see many of your colleagues jumping into entrepreneurship and decided that it’s time you started your own small business as well. Great thinking there! But as you go on planning your business, you must be finding that running a business isn’t as easy as you expected. If you are just considering the idea of being an entrepreneur as an alternative to being an employee, or perhaps you feel this path will give you more financial security, then you should know first if you really have what it takes to successfully run a business.

Answering these questions will help you decide if the entrepreneurial route is what you must pursue. [Read more…]

How Are Mentorship Programs Evaluated?


Mentoring is a process in which a mentor with experience and knowledge in a certain stage or aspect of life shares his experience and everything he knows to the person receiving the mentoring, or the mentee. An individual may be interested in participating in a mentorship program for the purpose of learning about a particular stage or aspect of life. In many cases, these programs are facilitated by non profit or charitable organizations, who will then make an assessment of the program from the begging up to its completion. In terms of evaluating programs for mentorship, there are various possible ways to do it. [Read more…]

The Value of Career Mentorship to an Average Individual

Whether it is something related to looking for a job or perhaps surviving a particular workplace, all of us definitely need some sort of guidance as we try to succeed and eventually reach the top. This is what mentorship can do for any individual. The role played by a mentor in the life and career of a person cannot be undermined. A professional career mentor is someone who will guide you through the challenging, confusing and overwhelming path towards a successful career.

What Does a Mentor Do?

While it is true that you can use your network of professional contacts for referencing and your job applications, having a mentor would mean there is someone who will invest his or her time in finding the perfect match of employment for you and building your career. If you intend to work in the same company or workplace, you may still count on your mentor to help you further your skills and nurture your career. [Read more…]

Mentoring Builds Future Solution Leaders Event

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (ET)

102 Adelaide St East
2nd floor
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1K9

Contact for registration details. [Read more…]

Use a Mentor to Achieve Career Success

Mentoring is a relationship that is established with someone who is an expert in their field. The mentor is usually older and more experienced than the mentee. The mentor shares their experiences, and the lessons they have learned. But the relationship benefits both the mentor and the mentee. The mentor benefits from the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills. The mentee receives career guidance and helpful career advice to prepare for the next level in their career. [Read more…]