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Mentoring A to Z

Mentoring A to Z

As National Mentoring Day approaches, I’ll be offering some daily blogs on mentoring practice sharing, books & articles, skills and tools and more.

Effective questioning in coaching and mentoring

Effective questioning in coaching and mentoring

From an early age we are curious and ask questions.  And we are encouraged to give answers too.  But we are rarely taught how to phrase and ask the 'right' question.

International Women's Day - stand up and say something

International Women's Day - stand up and say something

On International Women's Day I've picked the theme of 'standing up for yourself' as a relevant topic for work and life, for men and women.  Women stood up for my rights in the past.  I'm responsible for finding the courage to do the same.

The four mantras of mentoring

The four mantras of mentoring

I discovered four lessons from those putting mentoring skills into practice with apprentices.

How to Engage People on a BIG Issue

How to Engage People on a BIG Issue

Facilitating mass group engagement.  My recent chairing of a community consultation meeting attracted 235 through the door. How I managed it and my tips for others.