Mentoring. Assisting Your Climb Up The Corporate Ladder. Introduction Types of Mentors Mentor Overview and Benefits Protégé Overview and Benefits Finding a Mentor Point of View: Mentor Point of View: Protégé Q&A. Agenda. A Mentor Is. Trustworthy Enthusiastic A Resource An Advisor
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Assisting Your Climb Up The Corporate Ladder
Just Do it
Begin with the end in mind!
Right person, Right seat
Who am I?
How do I see myself?
Right person, wrong seat
What am I aiming for?
How do ‘they’ see me?
Why do you think you need a mentor?
Self Assessment, 360
Help req’d in job
Help in my job
Internal (current organization)
Looking for different job
Bored / Need a change
Stepping stone to future goal
Self Assessment to
Identify the ‘Why’
Marital / Divorce
- Child daycare
Affecting work (high level)
Must share with boss as it
can affect job performance
and potentially work hours
The more mentors the better
Mentoring relationships help people break through ‘organizational silos’Mentoring Overview
Mentoring relationships empower a person to take charge of their own developmentMentoring Overview
Ask about the same from the Mentor
Offer to visit each other’s location and share travel if applicableHow to Be a Protégé
Be prepared with a self-introduction.
A 30-second introduction that tells:
Who you are
What you do
Whom you work for and
The impact of your work
Be comfortable bragging about what you have done without being too boastful. Tell your story.
Share WHY you’ve approached themStarting the Relationship
Try subtlety – leave the word ‘mentor’ out of the conversation
Celebrate your successes together
Not all good people make good mentorsRelationship Building
Participate in goal setting training/review together
Agree up norms of relationship and level of formality on goal setting and attainmentGoal Setting
Goals are achieved
A mentoring relationship may not have chemistry or be a good fit
Be honest when it’s time to move on
Thank the mentor for their time
Remember that the wrong mentor today may be a good resource in the futureMoving On
Who has the skills that you want to acquire
Who has had the experience that you’re seeking
Who knows the skills and pre-requirements to the position you wish to attain
Who is the best manager
Who is the most effective at meeting
Who has their ear to the groundHow to Find an Informal Mentor
Look for someone in your network
Mention your needs to your network. They may be able to suggest someone.
Pick someone who you get along with
Don’t pick someone who will only praise you OR be overly critical
Approach someone you respect and askHow to Find an Informal Mentor
Keep in touch regularly, formally and informally
Mentors can learn a lot from their protégés…make sure to provide feedback/learning opportunities
Be specific about goals, help you need
Know when it’s not working…and bring closure
Be realistic about your expectations of the relationshipMentor’s Point of View
Take an Active Role
Two Way Street
‘Bring It’ Factor
Protégé’s Point of View
Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success, Sheila Wellington and Catalyst, with Betty
GM Affinity Group for Women http://agw.gm.com/References