Mentoring for Results is based around helping people create a clear vision based upon their business and personal ambitions and then helps them develop the skills and strategies to convert them into results.
Mentoring was often seen as ‘come in for a cosy chat about your future’. No real focus, no real consequences. And consequently, often did not meet the expectations of either the Mentee or the Mentor.
Mentoring needs to produce results. It needs to provide inspiration, support, and confidence to the mentee to enable then to truly fulfil their talents. It also needs direction and be aligned to the real situation.
It is important to emphasise that Situational Mentoring primarily focuses on the strengths of the mentee and how these can be used to achieve their visions.
The Mentoring Journey will be as follows:
Introduction meeting – discuss the mentoring journey and an introduction to Situational Mentoring. Schedule dates for future meetings
Review the mentees business ambitions
Develop the Mentoring Action Plan (MAP)
Hold regular sessions to work on specific areas of the MAP
At these sessions we will review the last session, review the learning logs, work on the specific MAP area and agree the subjects for the next session
Every six months, hold a review about the mentoring process and relationship and if necessary take corrective action.
Mentoring Action Plans (MAP’s)
To give the mentoring process formality a Mentoring Action Plan will be developed.
The MAP will be created by reviewing the mentees current business situation, were they and the business need them to be in the short term (6 to 12 months) and longer term (2 to 4 years). The Mentees longer term ambitions will also be discussed and reflected in the MAP.
Reflective Learning Logs
Mentees will be encouraged to complete these learning logs in order to reflect on situations in the work place. These will then be the used as follows in the diagram below.