Why do we apologize at work, for things we feel strongly about? With the uses of social media, I have come to notice that the filters we use on Snapchat and Instagram, have created a subtle contribution and importance to the phrase, “putting your best face forward”. What a powerful tool filters are in today’s […]
With all that can be said at the end of a conversation, have you ever noticed in business that you may end up saying sorry more frequently than you intended? Those of us who have fallen into the trap of always offering an apology need to ask ourselves: is one even warranted for this situation […]
Is Mentoring a Reservoir for Greatness?
“A failure to celebrate exemplary human actions minimizes the evidence of the grace and goodness in this world”- Dr. Janet E. Williams Have you ever wondered why some professionals do better at their jobs than others? Or even why professionals with a professional mentor move along the career continuum with ease. Theories suggest that culture, […]
Virtual Promotions: Are They Possible?
So, this week, my company recognized me in one of those extraordinary ways by moving me forward in our organization. As humbling as that moment was, my CEO at Coley & Associates made it even more monumental by mentioning that my title reflects the person I have aspired to become while my work demonstrates that […]
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. […]
It is a universal truth that an organization in possession of new talent will want to provide mentoring opportunities to teach and retain that talent. Or at least it should be that way, and in the past few years, many organizations are coming to that conclusion more readily. It’s a well-documented fact that a solid […]
When one thinks about the benefits of a mentoring program, many business leaders become ecstatic about the outcome metrics that can be obtained from investing in their employees. These include but are not limited to professional growth, career advancement, promotions, and the achievable retention and succession goals. A mentoring program can bring together employees who […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]