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Mentoring

Using Mentoring to Address Your Responsive Nature

What is a Responsive Nature? Have you ever found yourself after a conflict or confrontation wishing you would have said something important that was on your mind? Well that feeling, I believe, is your responsive nature, or your inclination to… Continue Reading →

Using Mentoring to Develop the Professional Safe Space

Why Do We Need a Safe Space? We have often read about the concepts of building professional trust in the workplace, but do you ever ask yourself what that really means? When entering a mentoring relationship, the concept of building… Continue Reading →

Is Mentoring Only for Young Professionals?

Business professionals agree that the resurgence of mentoring and the proven techniques of the practice is indeed a best practice for developing one’s organizational employees. Many companies today not only use mentoring extensively and inclusively for employee development, but they… Continue Reading →

Mentoring Through “Thought Leadership”

“Mentoring Thought Leadership”, is about making a real difference, and commitment to impact professional transformation. —Dr. Janet E. Williams Thought Leadership Recently, I have been thinking deeply about the title of, “Thought Leader” and how this concept has begun to… Continue Reading →

Upward Feedback and the Value of a Leadership Mentor

The higher up in an organization a leader sits, the harder it is for them to receive honest feedback. By example, leaders have this same capacity to encourage those around them, in many cases their ability to lead is based… Continue Reading →

How Mentoring Helps Overcome Those “Checkered Marks”

Having worked in public and private industry for many years, it has always been important to develop a stellar work history strongly supported by many sustaining references.  In contrast, I have also been keenly aware of the infamous, “black mark,”… Continue Reading →

The Care and Mentoring of Your Millennial Workforce

Understanding the Millennial Workforce Understanding millennials is not a simple case of nature versus nurture, both have played a key role. Their parents drilled in them the desire to succeed academically, to multi-task and be extremely organized between school and… Continue Reading →

Mentoring: What’s the Bottom Line?

The Metrics of Mentoring A company-wide mentoring program study was conducted in 2013 consisting of over 6,000 Sun employees for Sun Learning Services (SLS), the training organization within Sun Microsystems, and spanned seven years. All performance indicators such as employee… Continue Reading →

How to Develop New Managers Quickly

The increasing number of people in the workforce approaching retirement is an alarming trend that will result in a severe loss of managerial experience and industry knowledge. Reviewing the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) statistics from 2010 through 2013, the… Continue Reading →

Overcoming Challenges to Implementing Mentoring Programs in Private and Public Sectors

When speaking about mentoring, the first thing that comes to mind is a one-on-one relationship between a younger protégé and an older mentor who meet regularly, electronically or in-person. However, modern mentoring occurs in a variety of forms in different… Continue Reading →

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