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K H Prior and Associates

   

 

 

E mail Ken Prior at kennethprior@aol.com

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Improving Personal Business Performance

For many business men and women, particularly those in new roles or facing new challenges, mentoring offers support over a given period of time. This applies especially to entrepreneurs establishing new businesses It can be a lonely time.

 A Mentor can act as:

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 a sounding board for thinking about strategy and capability to achieve goals and deal with situations more effectively.

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a critical friend to give unbiased feedback on performance, and help to develop the relevant competencies.

 A Mentor can offer:

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support in working through specific business and/or personal development issues.

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an opportunity to talk confidentially about personal relationships at work.

 There are specific occasions when a mentoring relationship with an experienced Mentor is particularly helpful, for example when he or she is:

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establishing or growing a new business.

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taking up an appointment as Chairman or Chief Executive, or preparing to take on a director role for the first time.

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directing a major transformation/change programme, and requiring personal support to aid thinking as opposed to consultancy to provide answers.

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 in Transition

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experiencing the isolation frequently encountered by those in leadership positions.

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seeking to enhance inter-personal skills.