Category Archive: Mentoring

An Acronym That Explains Mentoring

I could use some help. I’m trying – without success – to create an acronym that captures the essence of mentoring. How would you use MENTOR or MENTORING as an acronym? What I… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Retirement Age Employees Are Coasting

Hello Mr. Rockwell, I’m trying to find the best way to ask this. How can I help my retirement age members retire or do more than coast. I see them as founts of… Continue reading

Lessons From Bringing out the Best in Others

I asked a group of managers and supervisors what they are learning about bringing out the best in others. One said, “Experienced people seek help sooner and more frequently than inexperienced.” 4 reasons… Continue reading

Succeeding with Three Challenges that Derail Leaders

Three Challenges that Derail Leaders: Challenge #1: Self-development during seasons of success. Talent’s halo makes you over-estimate your abilities and under-estimate your need for growth. I often ask audiences to raise their hands… Continue reading

How to be a Great Mentor

Great mentors help us become ourselves. Great mentoring is more than developing skills, helping people create connections, and navigating organizational politics. How to be a great mentor: #1. Great mentors practice self-reflection. It’s… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: What Would You Do

Being a mentor is an ego building experience for immature leaders. What do you do, when a mentee asks, “What would you do?” Self-importance motivates mentors to prematurely spew “pearls of wisdom.” Rushing to… Continue reading