How to Mentor in a Remote Workplace
Many people incorrectly assume that physical proximity is required for mentorship. However, what matters in a mentorship relationship is not the medium but the outcomes. Remote work is here to stay, and with it will come the need for managers to master virtual mentorship. Ellen shares her insights on how managers can deliver the best mentorship outcomes for their reports.
Ellen was named Top 50 Best Undergraduate Business Professors in 2022 by Poets & Quants.
Ellen is interviewed by Poets & Quants and discusses what she loves most about being a business school professor, her life outside the classroom, and her thoughts on business education & company culture.
Ellen shares her 8 Tips For Finding a Mentor on Forbes.com
Though the best mentor-protégé relationships evolve organically, it’s possible to go out and find a mentor, says Ellen Ensher, a professor of management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and author of Power Mentoring: How Successful Mentors and Protégés Get the Most out of Their Relationships. In a human resources course she teaches each semester, Ensher assigns students to go out and find their own mentors.
As MM. LaFleur’s “Woman of the Week” Ensher discusses how to use courage rituals to approach a mentor and shares her tips for integrating mentoring into your busy life.
TV Interview with San Diego
In this interview with San Diego’s Fox News, Ellen discusses Power.
TV Interview with New York’s
Channel 1 News
In this interview with New York’s Channel 1 News, Ellen discusses ways to get a mentor.
TV Interview with Chicago
“First Business” Edition
Dr. Ensher discusses defining moments and mentoring on Chicago’s First Business Edition.
Living the Dream as a Digital Nomad Panel
LMU College of Business Administration
The LMU Center for International Business Education and LMU Study Abroad presented a special panel webinar in celebration of International Education Week.
Harvard Business Review – How to Mentor in a Remote Workspace
Remote work is here to stay. And with this shift comes the need for managers and leaders to master virtual mentorship. Many individuals incorrectly presume that physical proximity is essential in developmental relationships. Read article here.
Lohud: When mentoring goes awry: What does workplace coaching look like in the #MeToo era?
Ellen is quoted in this article about how mentoring relationships can be abused by men in power and result in sexual harassment.
NYSSCPA NextGen: Mentors – Valuable Both in and Outside a Firm
In this article, Ellen discusses the importance of building a network of mentors, both inside and outside your company.
Mel Magazine: How Do You Talk to Your Boss About Burnout?
Dr. Ensher shares her advice on having productive conversations with your boss, as well as the importance of a balanced work life.
Fast Company: These are the six things the best mentors never do.
Mentoring is tough. Get better at it by avoiding these common missteps.
CNN Money: How to email a potential new mentor – the right way
Emailing a potential new mentor can be scary. Here are some tips that will get mentoring relationships off to a great start!
Forbes: Why Entrepreneurs Should Look Beyond A Mentor’s Gender, Race And Age
A recent Forbes article titled, “Why Entrepreneurs Should Look Beyond A Mentor’s Gender, Race And Age” quoted Ellen on a couple of occasions.
Fast Company: 7 tricks to make time for mentoring even when you’re too busy.
Taking on a mentee can be demanding of your time. Here’s how both mentor and mentee can get the most out of the investment.
Fast Company: 6 Ways To Be A Kick-Ass Mentor
There are mentors, and then there are kick-ass mentors. And if you’re going to take on the mantle of giving someone else career guidance, insight, and advice, you might as well aspire to greatness.
Entrepreneur Magazine: Forget Advisors — How to Find and Woo a Power Mentor
Dr. Ensher was interviewed by Gwen Moran, a writer for Entrepreneur Magazine, where they discussed how to connect with power mentors and develop relationships with them.
Money Magazine: Be a mentor. Get ahead by giving back
Everybody knows that getting a mentor can help you in your career but what about having a protégé- how can that help you? And yes, we can all use some “good person” social capital but what about cold hard cash? Recent studies show that people who mentor others see financial as well as emotional dividends.
Wall Street Journal Citation: With Bad Mentors, “It’s better to break up than make up”
In this Wall Street Journal article, Ellen discusses how to break up with bad mentors gracefully. Ideally, it is best to salvage mentoring relationships and address problems directly, but sometimes it is not possible and this article will provide strategies to help you break up professionally.
CONFERENCES & WEBINARS
Bloomberg Podcast with Rebecca Greenfield
In this 2019 Bloomberg podcast, reporter Rebecca Greenfield tries out Ellen Ensher’s steps to getting a mentor including a truly inspiring courage ritual. Give it a listen for the steps and humorous mis-steps related to finding a mentor.
LeadX Leadership Podcast with Kevin Kruse
In this podcast, Ellen discusses the secrets to finding life-changing personal and professional mentors.
“How to be awesome at your job” with Pete Mockatis
In this podcast with Pete Mockatis, Ellen discusses how she doubled her income in one day, the real meaning of mentorship, and two valuable things every protégé can provide their mentor.
Poets & Quants for Undergrads – Ellen Ensher listed as one of 2022 Best Undergraduate Professors
Ellen Ensher is Professor of Management at Loyola Marymount University. She has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching including LMU Professor of the Year.
Listen to Ellen’s interview with Sheetal Ohri at Bolly 92.3 FM radio where she discusses her latest research and thinking on mentoring.
What’s a power mentor?
Why do top executives endorse mentoring?
How to choose proteges
Talking Power Mentoring with Women’s Leadership Success Radio
Ellen explains the ins and outs of mentor-protégé relationships using her personal stories and research.
Being a good protege
Benefits of Mentoring
Featured expert on mentoring for the Nan Russell “Work Matters” radio show in October, 2009.