The forgotten art of mentoring (TopConf March 2017)

The forgotten art of mentoring (TopConf March 2017)

When did you last care, help or even accompany someone, a colleague for instance, on his life journey?

We produce ever more content, day in and day out. Either for our blogs, while organizing communities or when pointing out to the internet where our whole knowledge is to be found. Haven't we forgotten the "human being" in this avalanche of information? We all learn, but so few of us do it through mentoring.
The word mentoring can be scary for some. But mentoring is like a superpower that anyone can use. In this talk we will talk about learning, teaching, leading, accompanying and even letting be. We will discuss the role of a mentor and the differences with a coach, a godfather and a boss. How do you act as a mentor or a Mentee, and what makes this relationship so unique and so fruitful? Finally, the audience we will make its first step toward mentoring through a practical exercise.

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Tim Bourguignon

March 02, 2017
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  1. mentoring The forgotten art of MATHEMA Software GmbH @timothep Timothée

    Bourguignon timbourguignon.fr
  2. mentors A handfull of Image Source: Wikipedia

  3. those men? Do you recognize Image Source: Wikipedia

  4. Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone

    who had real positive influences in his or her life, a mentor” “ - Denzel Washington
  5. Where art thou? Mentors!

  6. Mentor? What is a

  7. Mentor Anyone who has a positive, guiding influence in another

    person's life, a trusted counselor or guide - Merriam-Webster
  8. Coach Tutor Teacher Mum Sparing- partner Godfather Boss of mentoring

    The many faces
  9. Stages of learning Shu-Ha-Ri

  10. mentoring Benefits of

  11. mentee Benefits for the Impartial advice Encouragement Help in problem

    solving Professional development Increased visibility
  12. mentor Benefits for the Personal learning Personal journey Peer recognition

    Organisational Insights
  13. everyone do it? Why doesn’t

  14. everyone do it? Why doesn’t Takes work Insecurity Blindness Lack

    of training
  15. It is not because things are difficult that we do

    not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult” “ - Seneca
  16. Accepting the mission Biggest road block

  17. Mentors Different kind of

  18. Mentors Advisor Listener Connector Cheerleader Challenger

  19. Who are/were Timebox: 1 min Write down their names your

    mentors? Exercise
  20. Mentee Looking for a

  21. The perfect mentee Makes things happen & adds value Sees

    and ceases opportunity Influences others Attracts other leaders Is committed Is loyal in short …of course he/she does not exist!
  22. Who could you Timebox: 1 min Write down their names

    Mentor? Exercise
  23. A mentor‘s Never work alone Limit who you take along

    Develop Relationship first todo list
  24. Mentor Looking for a

  25. Before you jump in Life worth following? Other followers? What

    influences others to follow? Produces leaders? Reproducible strength? with a mentor
  26. to rule them all! The one trick

  27. Be there, listen & ask questions

  28. „Question http://rightquestion.org/education Formulation Technique“

  29. Now! It starts

  30. speakerdeck.com/timothep @timothep timbourguignon.fr devJourney.info mathema.de