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Transformative Mentoring

People often describe feeling transformed when they participate in mentoring. To help get everyone there, Randy Emelo describes three areas that can have a tremendous positive impact on mentoring ...

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Mentoring: More than Just a Match

Too often, mentoring leaders think their main work is finished once the match is made between mentee and mentor. Nothing could be further from the truth. Randy Emelo explains what other tasks ...

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Modern Mentoring Means Business

Today, like never before, mentoring is being used to shape a different kind of work culture – one that is connected, responsive, and growth-focused. Randy Emelo writes about the critical ...

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The Essentials of a Mentoring Platform

Mentoring is a very personal development process, focusing on the specific learning needs of those engaged. As such, technology should simply be an enabler that allows organizations to scale the ...

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Need Help Developing Soft Skills? Get a Mentor

Laura Francis describes how the safety and intimacy of a mentoring relationship can help participants learn to communicate more effectively, become better listeners, and be more empathetic.

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5 Tips for Being a Better Mentor

Could you be a better mentor? Laura Francis has five quick and easy tips to improve your relationship with your mentee.

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Mentoring in the Middle

Agencies need flexible and effective ways to promote employee growth. Randy Emelo describes ways that a robust mentoring program can help in this article.

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Mentoring in Government Podcast

In this episode of The Public Manager podcast, Ryann Ellis interviews Randy Emelo about the value of mentoring to government agencies.

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GAO Learning Center Rolling Out New Mentoring Program

Randy Emelo spoke at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as part of the Leadership Speaker Series. He discussed concepts from his book, Modern Mentoring, and helped prepare attendees to be ...

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Bring Out the Best in Yourself, Others

Mentoring can be one of the best learning exercises leaders can do for themselves and for others. Laura Francis of River shares three reasons why in this article.

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Expert Advice

The most appropriate advisors aren’t always atop the learning heap. An ideal advisor may be just a step or two above the learner. This article from Randy Emelo shares stories from US LBM ...

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Ask Me Anything: The Power of Questions in Learning

When answers are simply given to people, they don’t learn how to solve the problem themselves. Randy Emelo shows how questions can play a critical role in learning, and offers practical ...

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A Special Blog for Special-Needs Caregivers

Sarah Sipek of Workforce penned an awesome blog about Laura Francis, our Marketing Director at River, who shares what it’s like to have a child with special needs and what employers can do ...

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Don’t Be Lazy with Social Learning

It’s easy to understand why people want social learning to be a miracle cure, but unfortunately we are still missing the mark for real social learning. Chris Browning shares why we need to ...

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Flipped Classrooms Put Learning to Work

Learning is a process, not an event. Chris Browning explores how flipped learning can improve your return on training investment.

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