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Mentoring—In a Time of Inconvenience

The sound of a yelp, scream, sigh, and or moan in the background of the house lately reminds me of what it must be like to be in an uncomfortable situation, out of one’s comfort zone. I know many of us yearn for a sense of normalcy, however, the reality is that sense maybe further […]

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Using Mentoring as a Way to Address Workplace Sensitivity

Recently, I have found myself using one of my favorite mechanisms to control reactions, which is to count to ten before I engage. While that may sound silly to most, in those ten quiet seconds, I choose to control a tendency to overreact, and always end up putting my best foot forward. For many that’s […]

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Mentoring

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 upon an honest trait that brings out the best in others. We each have the […]

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Business

How Mentoring Promotes Virtual Team Success

We have all heard the expression, “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” but I’m sure many of us wonder what that means in terms of working from home. In today’s modern work environment, the term teleworker and telework agreement allows employees the benefit of doing the work they were hired for from home.  […]

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The Three M’s of Mentoring

Mentoring can have enormous benefits for all involved but is one of those strange, unknowable beasts that can be hard to do and difficult to explain. Both mentors and mentees find significant value in the process – which is more like a dance and less like a business relationship than you might imagine.  According to […]

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Business

How Leaders Incorporate Fun in the Workplace

Are you a tiny bit curious how a company like Google developed a winning workplace culture, with such high productivity and profitability? They are noted among companies as “great” in Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “2014” , these same companies added new employees at a rate […]

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Business Mentoring

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 retirement number for the total of employees whose retirement was processed from the Civil Service […]