Here’s an easy contest to win!
In his article, “Mentoring and On-Boarding: Two Peas in a Pod,” Talent Management’s Frank Kalman makes a compelling case for mentorship as a game-changing onboarding tool. I’m going to take a leap by extending Kalman’s theory, and say that I believe that you (yes, you, dear reader) are an expert in onboarding mentorship. Curious? Read on…
You Are an Onboarding Expert
Since you’re reading this post, I’m guessing you’re interested in the topics of mentoring and onboarding (either that, or you’re my mom, who reads all my posts – because that’s what mentors do – invest in their peeps). No doubt you’ve been “onboarded” in an organization before – be it your workplace, your place of worship, or your neighborhood association. And I’m betting that somebody helped you with the ropes when you joined that organization. That mentee experience in itself gives you a certain amount of mentoring mavenship. You know what good (or not good) mentorship feels like.
Let’s now transform this expertise of yours into a reward. It’s time to get you published in the blogosphere!
Take five minutes to participate in this Mini-Mentoring Contest and you could win a featured “Guest Author” spot on the Leadership and Learning Innovation site. Here’s how:
- Take a quick read of Kalman’s brief article, Mentoring and On-Boarding: Two Peas in a Pod.
- Answer one or more of the following questions:
- What role has mentorship played in your own onboarding experiences?
- What kind of mentorship did/do you provide in helping others to onboard?
- How can you “pay it forward” for future members of your organization?
- Submit your ideas/stories here.
- Submission Deadline: Tuesday, July 24th
Compelling mini-stories, theories of mentorship, or even 3-word mantras on the secrets of onboarding mentorship will be considered for publication in the next Leadership & Learning Innovation article in this series, “There’s No Ship Like Mentorship.”