The Covid-19 situation has left many of us feeling worried, overwhelmed and uncertain about our jobs, our ambitions and our opportunities. Jobs have become more challenging, the work days more intense in spite of working from home as online meetings have a tendency to require more energy to be attentive - and since we have a tendency to take shorter breaks between meetings as there is no time … [Read more...] about Mentors’ role in times of uncertainty
Mentoring programmes in Denmark mainly exists as one-2-one relationships within organisations, unions or at an educational institution. However, it can be difficult for smaller organisations to establish internal mentoring programmes, simply because it is impossible to match a mentor and a mentee who do not have some sort of power relation to each other, and thus may have biased perceptions of … [Read more...] about Cross-mentoring – what is it?
Trust is the glue that holds relationships and organisations together, and trust is one of the most important elements in the mentor/mentee relationship. A successful relationship between a mentor and a mentee requires a high degree of trust from both parties. Setting up the right mentor/mentee relationship involves creating a safe and supportive environment where both mentor and mentee can engage … [Read more...] about Why trust is vital to any kind of mentoring relationship and how important it is for success
Being a manager today therefore requires courage, strength and clarity concerning the value individual managers can add to their work. We believe that in the future - and today - managers must have a better understanding of employees' need for self-management. This means that managers must develop their skills for facilitating rather than practicing their managerial role through authority and … [Read more...] about Leadership of the future