Mentoring | 7 Sessions
Successful Mentoring Relationships Part 1
The key to a successful mentoring relationship comes back to what the mentor brings to the table that can help the mentee become better. A mentor is somebody who is where you want to be, has been where you want to go, has done what you want to do, or in some other way, is able to be your guide to get there. So, it's less about fuzzy qualities and more about their qualifications. Watch to learn how Dr. Cloud encourages people to determine the type of mentor they are looking for.
Successful Mentoring Relationships Part 2
There are certain mentoring styles that aren't for everyone. There's a chemical part to whether a relationship works, both on the side of the mentor and the mentee. A successful mentoring relationship that works for both people has the potential to truly impact both parties for a lifetime. In this Studio Session, Dr. Cloud details another key to a successful mentoring relationship.
Once you've determined what you're looking for in a mentoring relationship, it's time to find a mentor. And it's true that people become like those they surround themselves with. When you've identified someone you'd like to become more like, start with a small ask and place yourself in their environments. Listen for practical help from Dr. Cloud about finding a mentor.
Questions to Ask Your Mentor
One of the most important things you can ask your mentor is to share their story. What you're doing through that is isolating the components of what they had to do in order to get where you want to be. It also serves to normalize the challenges you will inevitably run into along the way as you learn how they dealt with struggles in their own life. Watch to learn how to make the most out of your mentoring relationships.
Questions to Ask Your Mentee
When you're in the seat of the mentor, there are key questions you can ask your mentee in order to maximize the relationship. Start with why: why do they want to follow in your footsteps? In this clip, Dr. Cloud helps current and potential mentors to both identify those they should work with and know how to kickstart their coaching relationship.
A company-wide mentoring program can directly impact the performance of the organization, as well as the engagement of their employees. Cohesion comes from the perceived need of each person, and by providing growth opportunities to employees, an organization increases the sense of need in the employee. That growth mindset becomes a cultural identity with tremendous advantages. Listen to hear why Dr. Cloud believes strongly in the power of company-wide mentoring.
A mentor must define what their role is in order to be effective. And because that can vary from person-to-person, it should be clarified in a conversation with the mentee, alongside clarifying what the mentee's role is. In this video, Dr. Cloud shares a number of different aspects that could be part of the role of a mentor.