Avoiding being « uberised », innovating like startups in large rigid structures, helping employees regain creativity, exploring new business models… are the issues we see our clients confronted by everyday.
To foster innovation in large corporations, several keys and « difficult to get » ingredients need to be gathered: creativity, market awareness and risk mindset whilst being reassuring to existing customers with a solid efficient structure.
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You can download our latest research paper on mentors training in entrepreneurship programs, published by Intech, in collaboration with Université du Québec à Trois‐Rivières, Trois‐Rivières (Québec), Canada.
Many myths have been generated around serial entrepreneurs, high achievers, or successful CEOs as mentors. Science says he doesn’t even need to be an entrepreneur.
Forget all your romantic ideas about what a good entrepreneurial mentor is: experienced in entrepreneurship, he/she has started several companies in his/her lifetime, has failed a couple of times and learned from it and succeeded enough time to still be active now. He has mentored several startupers so he/she knows how to transfer all that experience and entrepreneurial wisdom to the neo entrepreneur that you are. Having such a mentor will mean you will increase a hundred fold your chances of success. This is the mentor myth we share in our collective unconscious… And science says different. Continue reading “Science against the mentor myth”
Three key success criteria of creating mentoring matches and how they are impacted by the various forms of matching.
So you’ve started a mentoring programme, and managed to create some mentor-mentee pairs… After a few months you notice that some pairs are ok, some others or even many others are not seeing each other regularly, or even haven’t gone passed the first meeting. It may be a sign that the match is not a good fit, but it may not only be due to conflicting personalities, your matching process may be the problem.
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Digital natives mentoring Gen X, or better, Baby-Boomers. What can go wrong?
For some years now, the practice of “reverse mentoring” – digital natives / juniors mentoring seniors – has been deployed in some large corporations with the aim to get senior employees and managers up to speed with the digital age. The term reverse mentoring has been created to distinguish itself from the traditional view of mentoring: more senior employees, hence more experienced in corporate culture, guiding the younger generation. Continue reading “How bad is the good idea of juniors mentoring seniors”
Our latest white paper on strategic mentoring for multinationals is finally out. You may have seen the teasers, or have been privileged to have received it in avant-première, and now we are releasing it to the public.
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In our first white paper preview, we introduced a few of the key elements about mentoring and its connection to strategy. In order to give you a bit more meat on these bones, here is another part of the paper giving a specific angle on a strategic use of mentoring to accelerate international growth: Continue reading “Mentoring to accelerate international growth”