Being a Good Mentee
By: Ellen Ensher
Duration: 55m 4s
Released: January 16, 2018
Connecting with a network of mentors is critical to your career development. Mentoring is proven to help professionals feel more engaged, derive more meaning from their careers, and get more raises and promotions. But mentees who get the most value from mentoring are prepared. They know what they want, who to contact, and what to do to build a mentoring relationship that lasts. In this course, mentoring expert Ellen Ensher explains how to research and connect with potential mentors, and provides tips for developing successful relationships. She introduces courage rituals to gain the confidence you need to reach out to mentors and meet the challenges they pose. She also provides guidance to overcome common obstacles, and handle diverse mentoring relationships—such as cross-gender or cross-cultural relationships.
- 1. How you can be a Successful Mentee
- 2. How to Connect with Mentors
- 3. Establishing and Developing your Mentoring Relationship
- 4. Diverse Mentoring Relationships
Ellen Ensher PhD, is a professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Dr. Ensher has an established expertise in mentoring programs and career advice, and is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader for conferences and public and private organizations around the world. She is also the author of Power Mentoring, which highlights how to get ahead professionally by developing a network of different types of mentors. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Ensher has consulted for a number of organizations. She has been a featured speaker on mentoring to clients including Kraft Foods, Legg Mason, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, UCLA Executive Education, the US Navy, and the World Presidents’ Organization. Ellen has been quoted on the topic of mentoring, career advice, and human resources in Fast Company, Forbes, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. She has appeared as a guest on several podcasts and radio and BizLearning shows, and her blog and TEDx talk on how to get a mentor are available at www.ellenensher.com.