Monday, June 28, 2010

Get on Par with your Mentor/Mentee this Summer

Looking for someplace new and exciting to go for your next meeting with your mentor or mentee? The sport of golf has long been associated with closing business deals and career success. On July 28th from 6-8 p.m. AWNY will be holding our Annual Golf Clinic at Chelsea Piers sponsored by TRAFFIQ. For this month’s mentoring meeting, take a break from the coffee shop or your usual meeting place and attend AWNY’s premier summer networking event as a mentoring pair. No previous golf experience is required. We will also be holding a raffle with coveted prizes generously donated by companies such as the PGA Tour and The Wall Street Journal. Every attendee will leave with a gift bag full of free swag.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Members' Suggestions: Modern Mentoring Q & A

Ruby Gottlieb, Director of Learning & Development Initiatives at Horizon Media Inc., shared with us an article recently published in The New York Times Jobs section on how the modern mentee has gone from being a silent partner to a contributor of ideas and even a reverse mentor. Here is an excerpt:

A Modern Mentor Is a Listener, Too by Eilene Zimmerman
Published on June 4 2010 in The New York Times

Traditionally, a mentor has been someone senior to you who helps you build skills and make connections. Although that definition generally still holds, the boundaries have changed somewhat, says Lois J. Zachary, president of Leadership Development Services in Phoenix and author of “The Mentee’s Guide: Making Mentoring Work for You.”

“The mentee or protégé has gone from being a passive learner — where the mentoring is done to you as you sit at the foot of the master — to an active learner who directs the process,” Ms. Zachary says. “It’s much more collaborative now; there is more precision and structure.”
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