Tag: mentoring circles

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Finding a great mentor is hard. A lot goes into making mentoring work, but above all it starts with finding a great connection. I spent today launching a new mentoring circle, with a bit of a twist. Instead of a pure skip-level experience, all of my direct reports were involved, along with high-potential managers from across the organization. We worked together on business problems, identified key priorities and

Mentoring in Circles

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In my earlier post, Don’t Get a Mentor, I talked about my preference for finding a mentor organically rather than waiting for formal programs. On the other hand, throughout the years, my favorite formal programs have always been in the form of circles. These are groups with a leader as guide and a small group of people learning together. I have experience with this in 2 contexts: (1) as a formal HR program