Here we try to address commonly asked questions. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

In anticipation of some questions, here are a few answers. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about how to become a Management-101 mentor.

The first step for an individual is to apply. We are trying to limit acceptance to people supervising or managing others. This is NOT a networking site or a place for political commentary or to sell stuff. The sole purpose is the help managers of all levels get quality advice. Management-101 mentors are invited or nominated and must undergo a vetting process commensurate with their career level and achievements. Anonymity and privacy is preserved by the site at all times

A person facing a relevant challenge asks for help dealing with their problem and gets advice from experienced leadership and management mentors. Problems may be dealt with in many ways, so it is possible that multiple approaches may be suggested.

You need only to ask for membership by completing an application. You’re in once we approve you as a real person and not a bot or spammer.

Management-101 Mentors are nominated and invited to join and must complete a more detailed application providing verifiable proof of their professional achievements, roles, and responsibilities. Once vetted, Mentors are assigned a tier commensurate with their history of achievement and the scope of their responsibilities and experience. For example, a Chairman of the Board Emeritus at a Fortune 50 multi-national corporation will be assigned much broader group-level access than an experienced shift manager of a Mcdonald’s restaurant might be assigned.

Other than being human with good intent, we look for people with verifiable job experience that includes responsibilities for other people. Then we evaluate the scale and scope of roles and responsibilities to assign a group access level. This ensures that the president of a 12,000-person public company gets advice from a qualified peer having similar or more significant responsibilities. First-hand job experience, results, scale, and scope matter greatly.

All members and Mentors may choose to remain anonymous at their discretion. Even though the board is a private community, we believe people will be less inhibited and more inclined to anonymously speak freely about their unique situations without fear of retribution. It’s quite possible that a well-known public figure is a mentor responding to you. Anonymity may enable them more freedom to move about for obvious reasons. Choosing anonymity is ultimately your decision.