Overcoming the Fear of Mentoring

Ventriello, Michael
November 2007
Proofs;Nov2007, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p67
Trade Publication
The article talks about mentoring. Lanmark Group press relations (PR) manager Michael Ventriello decries the fact that many people are too afraid to help each other, and cites the advantages of a coaching system. He explains the different types of mentoring such as top-down, side-side, and bottom-up. Tips on mentoring are also provided, including sharing knowledge and experience freely, making time to mentor, giving staff projects that push then to learn and grow, sharing accountability with the team, giving credit where it is due, and instilling trust.


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