How are you celebrating National Mentoring Month?

National Mentoring Month January is National Mentoring Month, how are you celebrating it? National Mentoring Month was created in 2002 to focus national attention in the United States on the need for mentors. I try to write at least one article in celebration of the occasion, but this year, I have struggled with what to write. Last year, I did something different when I profiled Napoleon Hill's invisible counselors, who are the same as invisible mentors. I seldom view mentoring the traditional way, and when I was not thinking about how to celebrate National Mentoring Month, it occurred … [Read more...]

Mentoring Quotes for National Mentoring Month

Mentoring Quotes for National Mentoring Month January 1st marks the first day of National Mentoring Month. Over the years, I have collected a few quotes, which can play the part of a mentor in a moment. Some of these quotes are very poignant. For instance, as a mentor, your role is not to create a mini you, but to bring out the essence of your mentee. And if you are using others as invisible mentors, do not mold yourself into a carbon copy of another person, study several people and image their best behaviours. “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own … [Read more...]

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month This is a friendly reminder that January is National Mentoring Month. Having a whole month dedicated to ‘something’ attests to its importance. Many studies tout the benefits of mentoring relationships, both for the mentor and mentee. However, personal responsibility is key to success, therefore, it’s important that professionals take the time to also mentor themselves. And that’s why The Invisible Mentor blog is so important. An invisible mentor is a unique leader you can learn from by observing them from a distance. But an invisible mentor doesn’t always … [Read more...]

Co-mentors as Accountability Partners – January is National Mentoring Month

It’s the time of year when most people are thinking about goal achievement. And January is also National Mentoring Month. Why not take the time to create and cultivate a developmental network, or at the very least, find a co-mentor to hold you accountable, to increase the chances of you achieving the goals that are important to you? If you choose to create and cultivate a developmental network, choose four or five people who you can call on regularly for mentorship support. These people are not your friends. Choose people who have an interest in your professional development, want you to … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli, Wisdom of Life: Susan Brownell Anthony, Women’s Rights Activist and Abolitionist, and Maggie Berry, Women in Technology. Adventures in Learning For National Mentoring Month, consider creating your Personal Board of Mentors. Having one mentor is seldom ever enough these days, because no one person can assist you with all your mentoring needs. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your needs are taken care of. Create Your Board of Mentors – January is National … [Read more...]