Paul Asks: How do I get managers to give mentoring a priority in their busy work schedule?

Answer: Ensure the CEO communicates that mentoring is a priority. 

While CEO’s remain committed and communicate their expectations, managers get the message.  

You will have to reinforce your CEO’s commitment by constantly providing evidence of both the need for and the 

positive results of mentoring. You’ll also have to ensure his/her desire for manager involvement gets airplay. 


You will have “before” and “after” statistics in the business case for your mentoring program. Collect and report progress frequently. Never let up “selling” your program to all stakeholders. Constantly communicate through every available channel – talk, write, use visual aids – to keep in their face about mentoring’s value and the CEO’s commitment to it. 

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About Ann Rolfe

Ann Rolfe is internationally recognised as Australia's leading specialist in mentoring, and is available for speaking, training and consulting. Here Ann shares her knowledge and allows you to ask your most pressing questions about mentoring.

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