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 […]
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, […]
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 also tout the metrics of its success as a mechanism to boast higher employee retention, […]
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 take hold in the professional environment again. It is not a buzzword devoid of real […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Benefits to Continuous Learning
Recently, I read an article about the merits of career passion and the reasons this concept should not be considered an oxymoron. As a lifelong wordsmith, the marriage of these two key words related to career growth inspired me to research the merits of mentoring further to add to this concept. Along your career […]
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,” or checkered past, that can be seen as a game changer for some professionals in […]