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Leadership Mentoring – Key To Success

Leadership mentoring is a process of knowledge, social capital, and psychosocial support transmissions perceive by recipient for example team mates or co-worker or mentee commonly by face-to-face method.

Why do you need leadership mentoring?

It has been shown to have a positive effect on one’s career where ones who had mentor have been better pain, more satisfied with their work and reached their positions faster. Leadership mentoring also reduce turnover, increase transfer of knowledge and facilitates the social relationship between new comers into their organization. Leadership mentoring also facilitates one’s adjustment of their retirement process.

Who needs mentoring?

It is a huge mistake when most of companies seem to aimed leadership mentoring program and development to their A-players (stars). This is because they should go after the larger majority middle-base or B-players (steady performers) as B-players often balance out the visionary and ambitious A-players. B –players is shown to have a better loyalty as opposed to their company’s A-players whose strengths can lead to reckless or volatile behavior when carried to an extreme level.

 Types of mentoring:

Leadership mentoring is divided into two types, formal and informal.  Formal mentoring leadership is a guidance mentorship where organization assigns mentors to guide their new comers in order to promote employee’s growth and development. Informal mentoring leadership is employee’s own way to develop their own talent to benefit organization’s needs.

Methods:

Methods can be divided into two, traditional mentoring and special project mentoring. Traditional mentoring is a long term, where a mentor usually guides his or her mentee or protégé’s career. Special project mentoring is a program where a mentor helps to guide his or her mentee in short term projects for few weeks up to few months. Sometimes there will be cases of boomerang or reverse, where mentee or protégé discuss ideas and thoughts into project and gives the idea to the mentor to solve the project issues.

To be a good mentor, one must be a good role model. One needs to give their honest advice one needed by giving constructive feedback, give inside view, thinking out loud, and being an open-minded person. A good mentor also a patient listener and committed to other’s growth and development. He or she will be able to use criticism and direct others onto successful path.

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