Courageous Networking

Extracted from DDI White Paper – Strong Start to Job Success  by: Dr W C Byham with MDQ comments on the application in coaching and mentoring Courageous Networking defined Courageous Networking is the proactive relationship-building and information-seeking behaviour that new hires engage in to help them become quickly proficient in the job. The name “courageous” networking…

Unilever Global Mentoring Programme

Presented at the Coaching at Work Conference on 11 July 2012  |  Published in ‘Coaching at Work’ Unilever’s Global Mentoring Programme aims to guide its high-potential women into senior roles at the consumer goods giant. Now the course has evolved beyond mentoring, and into sponsorship, too. Katherine Ray reports “The Unilever Global Mentoring Programme was launched…

Why mentoring relationships fail

Structured mentoring programmes, introduced by many organisations, often as part of good practice in transformation initiatives, involve “matching” a mentor to a mentee – usually through the choice of the mentee. Sometimes, despite good intentions from all involved, the ensuing mentoring relationship runs into problems, and then sometimes collapses. What might have gone wrong? Clarity…