This is part# 1 of a two-part article where we will be focusing on the differences and similarities between mentoring and coaching as they relate to both personal and business growth.
Coaching and mentoring can work wonders in helping you turn a sluggish business into a bustling and successful enterprise. They empower your employees, build their commitment, and inspire them to perform better and increase their (output) productivity.
Business experts regard Business Mentoring and Coaching as indispensable elements of sound managerial practice.
Many business owners, unfortunately, do not have an effective mentoring or coaching program in place. Thus, they are unable to capitalize on the knowledge and skills of experienced personnel can pass on.
Coaching vs. Mentoring
Many people think that mentoring and coaching are the same. While both roles often overlap, and at times even employ the same tactics and skills, they are actually worlds apart. Coaching is generally short term and task oriented, while mentoring is more of a long-term relationship that focuses on the total development of the individual rather than on enhancement of specific skills.