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Group mentoring becomes more and more popular

By Kirsten M. Poulsen Director and Management Consultant   Traditionally mentoring happens as a one-to-one relationship between a more experienced person as the mentor and a less experienced person as the mentee. However, we experience a growing interest in establishing group mentoring programmes based on the need to provide mentoring for more mentees while mentors…

Mentor vs Mentee’s Direct Manager

… a question of confidentiality? By Kirsten M. Poulsen Director and Management Consultant, KMP+ House of Mentoring   The three-way conversation between coach, client and the client’s direct manager, is commonplace in coaching. Sometimes also involving HR, it provides a valuable opportunity to clarify agendas, establish the support needed from the direct manager, and improve…

Changing lives by transforming learning

By Pia Prip Hansen     Together with two Kenyan universities (Kenyatta University and Moi University) researchers from University of Brighton have worked on strengthening the education systems in East Africa. The project title is Strengthening education systems in East Africa: mentoring for development in pre-primary and primary education (SEMESA) and was founded by the…

Benefits of Modern Mentoring

By Kirsten M. Poulsen Director and Mangement Consultant, KMP+ House of Mentoring   Leaders and executives are facing many challenges in their daily work. Living in an ambiguous and volatile world and often in a matrix organisation with many influencers and stakeholders, makes it difficult to make decisions and feel confident that the decisions are…

The core traits of truly effective coaches, mentors and leaders

By Professor David Clutterbuck   A vast amount has been written about the competencies of coaches and mentors, and even more about the qualities of great leaders. Much of this is contradictory and dependent on circumstance or context. Research into the desirable traits of both coaches and leaders, for example, shows significant differences of expectations…

What kind of leaders and employees do you need the next 5-10 years?

…and how to develop and retain them? By Kirsten M. Poulsen Director and Mangement Consultant, KMP+ House of Mentoring   What kind of leaders and employees do you need to develop and retain in your organisation to meet the challenges of the next 5-10 years? Will it be people who follow the rules, know the…

Does your mentoring programme have a clear purpose?

…and why does it matter? By Kirsten M. Poulsen Director and Management Consultant, KMP+ House of Mentoring   “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Lewis Caroll A clear purpose, describing why your mentoring programme exists and what it aims to achieve, is critical for making the decision…

Hybrid work cultures

By Pia Prip Hansen   Today’s fast-changing workplace has led to a shift from specialisation to generalisation. According to the article “Generalists Get Better Job Offers Than Specialists” published in Harvard Business Review, organisations try to do more with less, and seek employees with multiple skills and versatility. However, how does this new trend correspond…

Evolving Team Leadership

Read Senior Leadership Consultant Nic Thielsen’s article How does the role of the team-leader change, when moving through the Team Lifecycle, about how the leadership roles changes from being very directive and detail oriented when leading a newly formed, low performing team, towards an inspirational and reflecting role when in charge of a high performing team. The leadership…

See Kirsten M. Poulsen’s lecture from the EUAS conference in Estonia

On November 7, 2014 Kirsten M. Poulsen was keynote speaker at the EUAS (Estonian Entrepreneurship University of applied Science) conference in Tallinn, Estonia. The subject of the lecture is mentoring for entrepreneurship – sharing a passion for initiatives, innovation and new business. See the full version of the lecture from the conference in the video below.  …
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