Set a Leadership Example
“The boss is mentoring John Smith on his presentation skills, I wish it was me”. Employees talk amongst themselves and good news travels fast setting the tone for workplace morale. Employees are also making conclusions about the type of leader you are; proactive, engaged and willing to invest in staff creating a positive perception.
Transfer of Knowledge
Some simple one-to-one time with employees, teaching them how to troubleshoot a problem, for example, will empower them to fix problems themselves, even when you aren’t able to be present.
Stronger Interpersonal Relationships
When mentoring employees it is just as important to listen as it is to instruct. How one interacts with their staff goes a long way in creating good working relationships.
Do Something that Matters
By inspiring employees to become more fulfilled you may also benefit from a sense of deep personal satisfaction.