PAUL KEATING, former PM of Australia, was recently interviewed on the ABC by Kerry O’Brien. In this interview, Keating provides a remarkable insight into mentoring: how it is conducted, and why it is such brilliant way to tap in to the wisdom of older people, who can help guide your life pursuits.
O’B: So you […]
IN MENTORING, it’s all about the conversation. It is about what is said and how it is said, shared purposely between mentor and mentee. It is the regular conversation that gives focus and meaning to the mentoring relationship.
To many of us, this conversation comes naturally. We don’t think about it – it just happens.
But for others, it […]
MENTORING IS a powerful means for transferring knowledge at a very personal level, and is effective in a variety of organisational contexts. However, there are eight common pitfalls in mentoring:
1. Mentoring without a defined end
Mentoring that goes on forever without clearly defining a period of time is prone to drift and falter.
CHARLES LEADBEATER in his paper What’s Next: 21 Ideas for 21st Century Learning proposed as his #8 idea that all school children should be mentored.
Every child should have access to one-on-one mentoring – a personal relationship with an adult or older peer – to build up their learning skills. Mentoring can provide a vital […]