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 […]
Author: Janet Williams
As Director of Human Capital and Performance Consulting for Coley & Associates, Dr. Janet E. Williams provides Government clients and commercial companies insight on how to leverage resources and maximize services for improvements to company operations. She specializes in mentoring, progressive management process improvements, accountability and control, revenue enhancements, and other organizational change methods. For almost 20 years, Dr. Williams worked in government and head an Emerging Leaders Program for mentoring youth. Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Hampton University a MBA from Troy State University, and her doctorate in Public Policy and Leadership from Walden University.
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 extracurricular activities. Millennials were raised with a heavy emphasis on structure and measurements of success. […]
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 […]
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 retention, salary grade, and pay increases both for mentors and mentees showed that mentoring produced […]
Cultivating a Community of Practice The resurgence of new mentoring strategies continues to spark interest in this age old practice. While many continue to ask if mentoring is worth the effort, others are striving to include techniques and strategies to make mentoring a more beneficial tool for employee growth. When seeking methods to argue the […]
Efforts to Engage Leadership Coaching and executive leadership requires passion and purpose for the people we serve and the public policies by which we are guided. Successful leaders understand and educate themselves on the ever-changing demographics and perspectives within their organizations, which includes supporting our leaders who engage with their employees. The National Forum for […]
Mentoring as a tool for development is used mostly for career progression. This long-established method is used to engage the more experienced mentor dictating goals for the mentee to accomplish. Now, there is more of a self-directed goal setting process by the mentee which is used to drive the relationship forward. But how did it […]
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 […]
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 types of organizations and environments. Mentoring has been hailed as an important human resource management […]
Learn How to Lead
Learning how to lead and how to be a manager is a process of learning and unlearning, according to one Harvard professor. Assuming a leadership role is not only about a checklist of your qualifications but learning how you will professionally present yourself, and your effect on others. Now, instead of doing the work yourself, […]