3 Ways to Enhance Personal Learning with Reverse Mentoring


What is Reverse Mentoring? Reverse mentoring is a recent trend that is aimed at enhancing personal learning for both mentors and proteges. Unlike traditional mentoring relationships in which the mentor is a senior, more experienced member of the organization, in reverse mentoring, the mentor is a  junior person who serves as a mentor to the senior person. The goals of this mentoring relationship are to share ... [Continue Reading...]

Mentoring is not Cloning


Behind every successful person, there is one elementary truth: somewhere, somehow, someone cared about their growth and development. This person was their mentor.” Dr. Beverley Kaye, Up is Not the Only Way, 2004 Mentoring is a relationship between a senior person and a junior person that enhances the junior person’s personal learning on the job and career development. Research on mentoring in organizations dates back to the late seventies to early eighties. In 1985, Kathy Kram at Boston ... [Continue Reading...]

Podcast #1 – Michael Johnson interviews Terri Scandura about mentoring relationships and leadership


In this Podcast, Michael Johnson interviews Terri Scandura regarding her body of research on mentoring at work. She discusses the relationship between mentoring and leadership, the effects of gender on mentoring relationships, and how dysfunctional mentoring relationships occur. She finishes by giving recommendations to both mentors and mentees on how to start and maintain a good mentoring relationship. Michael Johnson is an Assistant Professor in Department of Management and Organization at ... [Continue Reading...]