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What is Mentoring? Why get a Mentor and Why be a Mentor? + Top Tips

In this video, I want to answer the question, what is Mentoring? And also why get a mentor and why become a mentor?

Watching this video is worth 4 Management Courses CPD Points.

This video is part of course module number 3.10.7
– Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
– Course 10: Developing People
– Section 7: Coaching and Mentoring

Definition of Mentoring
Professor David Clutterbuck offers the following definition of mentoring.

‘Mentoring is a learning relationship between two people. It requires a range of human qualities such as trust, commitment and emotional engagement. It includes a range of skills including listening, questioning, challenge and support. Mentoring has a time scale. In some contexts it is a life long relationship, in others it may be a few months.’

Clutterbuck coined an acronym for what mentors do:
• Manage the relationship
• Encourage
• Nurture
• Teach
• Offer mutual respect
• Respond to the learner’s needs

Types of Mentoring
In the world of business and organizational management, there are many forms of mentoring. Common examples include:
1. Developmental mentoring
2. Sponsorship mentoring
3. Executive mentoring
4. Reverse mentoring

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00:00 – What is Mentoring?
00:11 – Introduction to Mentoring
01:49 – Definition of Mentoring
02:28 – David Clutterbuck’s ‘MENTOR’ acronym
02:51 – Types of Mentoring
05:09 – Why work with a Mentor?
06:18 – Why become a Mentor?
08:03 – Who are ideal mentors?
09:41 – What a Mentor needs to focus on
11:11 – Top Ten Tips for Mentors
12:38 – Top Ten Tips for Mentees

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Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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