Specializing in Executive Leadership & Sustainable Organizations”


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What is Mentoring?

Mentoring can be best thought of as a process of organizational socialization in which there is a sharing of information, experience and wisdom of senior personnel with less experienced junior colleagues. The mentoring process can develop into a mutually enhancing growth experience and ultimately make significant contributions to the organization’s health and viability.

Developing a Mentoring Culture

To further increase emotional intelligence objectives by providing personnel the opportunity to share their expertise and experience more effectively with supervisees

Best practices approach to mentoring. Different perspectives on the utilization of mentoring processes to enhance work performance and commitment

Promotes skills and behaviors that promote an internal organizational culture in which expertise and experience is shared and utilized by both mentors and mentees. Option of creating a mentoring culture organization-wide

Open to assigned personnel; those interested in becoming a mentor, or who are currently serving as a mentor, but would like to enhance their skills in this area

Mentor Responsibilities

Act as a source of information on the mission and goals of the organization

Offer insight into the organization' philosophy of human resource development

Tutor special skills, effective behaviors, and how to function in the organization

Give feedback on observed performances

Coach activities that add to experience and skill development

Serve as confidant in times of personal crisis and problems

Assist the mentee in plotting a career path

Maintain the integrity of the relationship between the mentee and the natural boss or team leader

Mentee Responsibilities

Recognize different goals of mentor and mentee lead to mutual gain

Demonstrate appreciation for mentor’s help

Be open to mentor’s interest and concerns

Learn and practice self directed behavior

Embody a mature and receptive attitude to feedback without interpreting it as evaluation

Work with the mentor to set realistic expectations

Develop self-awareness of his or her needs and deficiencies

Learn and engage in effective communication

Show initiative in scheduling reasonably frequent contact with his or her mentor

Follow through on commitments

Training and Consultation
Dr. Giacalone provides customized mentoring trainings and consultation to diverse organizations based on their needs and unique requirements.