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Managing the New Generation by Carolin Rekar Munro

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Can I get a little support here? – mentoring the mentors

Ken, will you return to a mentoring role this year? - No

Mary, a new recruit could really benefit from your mentorship. - No

Bev, can you mentor Ksenia? She's asked specifically for you. - No

One rejection followed by another…

This was the unforeseen response I received after designing my first mentorship program, which was for a broadcasting company in Western Canada. Initially, the project was greeted with cheerleader enthusiasm from my team of mentors, but this soon waned. By the second year, I was pleading with them to stay on board.

What happened? What was overlooked? In the debriefing session that followed, the team acknowledged the structural integrity of the program and commented on the ...

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