Leadership Essentials: Mentoring

Mentoring is a relational activity in a specific context where two people benefit from having conversations. Traditionally, mentoring was considered as the passing-on of the experience of an older colleague to a younger, less experienced, one. Recent Institute of Leadership research challenges this definition having identified that both parties may obtain significant benefit from the relationship. 

‘Leadership Essentials: Mentoring’ provides an overview of why mentoring is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how mentoring can help you become a better leader.

The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at mentoring in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:

  • How to be a Good Mentor
  • How to be a Good Mentee
  • Workplace Mentoring


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