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January 2023 – National Mentorship Month

Hello Managers! 

Happy New Year! What kind of Manager do you want to be in 2023? How do you want to best support your team? As you reflect on your goals as a leader, consider how you can be a mentor to your team.  

Truvelop Tip: Manager as Mentor

Did you know that January is National Mentorship Month? Mentoring in the workplace is an established partnership between colleagues for the purposes of learning and growth (Guider). Whether conducted as a 1:1 relationship or in a group, mentoring is a great way to foster development both personally and professionally, all while strengthening relationships in the workplace.   

Why is mentoring important? 

According to Deloitte, nearly 75% of workers have experienced burnout in the past year. Employees are feeling overworked and undervalued – it’s time to refresh their perspective and show your support for their wellbeing by developing a mentoring relationship with your direct reports.  

How to get started?

Mentoring is all about learning and growth.  Start by understanding your direct report’s personal and professional aspirations. Where do they see themselves in a year, 3 years, or 5 years? How can you help? Try using Truvelop’s IDP guides to open the conversation.  

What’s next?

Once the direction has been set, be sure to schedule follow-up conversations.  Show your direct report that their experience is a top priority by making time to explore their learning journey.  It can be as formal or informal as you want, but it’s important that check-ins and employee assessments occur regularly to ensure progress and trust.  

Managing your team as a mentor is a great way to drive development while building stronger relationships with your direct reports.  Share your support and guidance to show your team that you’re invested in their experience and believe in their potential. Let’s make 2023 the best year yet!  

Updated on October 30, 2023

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