Mar 28, 2023
The opportunities we have access to in life are shaped by our background, our environment and our networks. It is difficult to create equitable organizations if a single homogenous group are making most of the decisions.
In Reverse Mentoring: Removing Barriers and Building Belonging in the Workplace, coach and author Patrice Gordon describes how connecting senior decision-makers with more junior mentors can help them understand one another.
This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Patrice joins Ross G and Nahdia to discuss:
what ‘reverse mentoring’ is
the benefits of reverse mentoring for both parties
the pitfalls of a reverse mentoring relationship – and how to avoid them.
You can buy the book at: littlebrown.co.uk/titles/patrice-gordon/reverse-mentoring/9780349435008/
During the discussion, Ross also referenced The Business of Race. See episode ‘298 — How can L&D promote an anti-racist workplace?’ at: podcast.goodpractice.com/298-how-can-ld-promote-an-anti-racist-workplace
In What I Learned This Week, Nahdia discussed the TV show Abbot Elementary, streaming now on Disney+ (and not in fact on Apple TV, though we give a virtual high five to the fine folks at both streaming giants).
Patrice discussed I, Human and the work of Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.
And Ross G shared more nonsense from his interactions with ChatGPT.
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Mind Tools also covered reverse mentoring at: mindtools.com/aznnj4n/reverse-mentoring
For our blog on ‘equality’ and ‘equity’, see: mindtools.com/blog/what-is-gender-equity/
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Patrice Gordon - @MsPatriceGordon