Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment
tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers
and is becoming increasing popular as its potential is realised. It is a
partnership between two people (mentor and mentee) normally working in a
similar field or sharing similar experiences. It is a helpful relationship
based upon mutual trust and respect.
A mentor should help the mentee to believe in herself and boost
her confidence. A mentor should ask questions and challenge, while providing
guidance and encouragement. Mentoring allows the mentee to explore new ideas
in confidence. It is a chance to look more closely at yourself, your issues,
opportunities and what you want in life. Mentoring is about becoming more
self aware, taking responsibility for your life and directing your life in
the direction you decide, rather than leaving it to chance.
A group that socialise outside of work and have a good sense of
humour have a tendency to be better at overcoming conflict as they don’t want
the bond that they have formed to go away. It is a significant point however
that the humour that they use is appropriate to the situation and does not
People can use gratitude
to form new social relations, or to build upon and make current ones better.
Acts of gratitude can be
used to apologize, make amends or help solve other problems people may face.
Alternatively, people may
feel gracious because it can be an intrinsically rewarding process. Simply
being grateful for being alive is a great way to motivate oneself to seize
the day. The idea that tomorrow is not guaranteed is a strong motivator to
Gratitude is a selfless
act. Gratitude acts are done unconditionally to show to people that they are
appreciated, not because people are
looking for something in return; however, that is not to say that
people do not return the favor. Gratitude can be contagious, in a good way.
A code of conduct or
behaviour can be described as a set of statements that set out what you club
considers to be an acceptable standard of behaviour and conduct. … They
encourage commitment to ethical and professional behaviour and outline
principles on which a club is based.
A mediator is a qualified expert within a nosiness or other form of
organisation who assists with the resolution of a conflict between employees.
They are useful because they can provide an outsider perspective. Public
services such as the metropolitan police would benefit from this as they
require a conflict free atmosphere in order to carry out their jobs
The majority of organisations
have records of their employees
behaviour. They will very often keep track of this in the form of written records. It is a particularly
common practice in the public services like the fire and rescue service. For
example, if someone asks repeatedly for time off then their superior can keep
track of it and question them ass to why they have taken time off.
This is the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument. It is a quiz
that helps people to recognise the ways of approaching and overcoming
conflict, therefore strengthening conflict resolution skills.