Becoming a mentor gives you a way to share your wisdom and knowledge in a mutually beneficial relationship. Discover the benefits of mentoring and how to be successful at it.
- Why should you care about being a great mentor? Because mentoring matters. Research shows that those who have mentors and serve as mentors actually make more money than those who are not involved in mentoring. Mentors tend to be more engaged in their jobs and get more promotions than those who are not mentors. Most importantly, those who serve as mentors report gaining tremendous joy from their relationships with their proteges.
I'm Ellen Ensher, a business professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. I teach Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. I wrote the book Power Mentoring: How Mentors and Proteges Get the Most Out of Their Relationships along with my co-author Susan Murphy. We interviewed 50 CEOs, presidents, and executive mentors and their proteges from technology, media, and politics. In this class, I'm gonna take you through the whole life cycle of being a great mentor.
This includes key skills like active listening, building chemistry, discernment and decision-making, giving feedback, using self-disclosure, ways to build grit, and even breaking up gracefully with a protege. By taking this class, you are watching me get ready to have proteges watch you. Mentoring is my calling. I'm so grateful to be here to share what I've learned.
I can't wait to tell you more.
She also offers guidance on building trust and chemistry, providing feedback, and helping your protégé make critical career and work decisions and become resilient in the face of challenges. She also helps you address common obstacles, including a protégé that fails to meet expectations or violates trust, and explains how to gracefully exit the relationship.
- Building a relationship with your protégé
- Talking and listening with impact
- Giving feedback
- Developing trust
- Setting goals
- Developing your protégé's skills
- Managing mentoring relationships
- Overcoming common obstacles
- How to make time for mentoring