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What Does Success Look Like to You?

Success looks different for each of us, and it can even look different for us as we grow and change. Here is what success in mentoring could look like.

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How to Mentor Introverts

Not everyone is comfortable networking or finding a mentor. Yet mentoring can be a great development tool for everyone, even introverts. Administrators can try these three things to get more ...

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Mentee and Mentor Training and Services Set River Apart

Mentoring providers should offer you more than a one-time software purchase with periodic updates. You need support, guidance, training, and consulting to help you plan and execute your mentoring ...

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5 Hidden Treasures in Mentoring Software

River mentoring software is full of features and functionality that make it easier for administrators to run a mentoring program and easier for mentees and mentors to take part in mentoring. ...

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What Is Mentoring?

People often talk about mentors as their coaches, guides, teachers, advocates, and advisors. They sometimes use these terms interchangeably with “mentor” because it helps give a ...

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5 Questions All Mentees Should Ask

Mentoring can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially for mentees as they embark on a mentoring relationship and try to figure out what areas they want to focus on, what goals they want ...

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Sage Advice for Mentors

Most people feel it is a great privilege to be asked to be someone’s mentor, a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly. It can also be a little humbling and overwhelming at times to be ...

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Don’t Let Mentoring Just Become a Fad

Social media provides a powerful way to have voices heard that would not normally have a platform or space to share their views. Yet with the growth of social media, people too often talk over ...

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Mentoring Makes Employees Happy and Productive

Mentoring can be a great equalizer, giving employees access to leaders, knowledge sources, and collaboration opportunities that may otherwise elude them. We’ve helped our clients attain ...

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10 Tips for Making Reverse Mentoring Work

If you want your reverse mentoring program to be a success, here are 10 how-to tips that can help ensure your mentees and mentors discover the value and joy of mentoring.

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Some Magical Mentoring Moments in 2017

What a year 2017 has been. Just when we think people might get tired of us talking about mentoring, we see an increased need for and interest in business mentoring software. We are extremely ...

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Keys to Creating a Mentoring Culture

Organizations and businesses of all types and sizes have latched on to the idea of mentoring for their employees—and for good reason. Mentoring impacts employee retention, productivity, ...

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Make Mentoring Conversations Meaningful

Hooray!  You’ve found a mentee or mentor and are officially part of a mentoring relationship.  Now what?  Now comes the work...

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Three Mentoring Lessons from Hamilton

Three sentiments I uncovered in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliant award-winning musical Hamilton that can apply to the practice of mentoring.

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The Mentoring Journey

Mentoring is a journey.  Once we embrace the fact that our mentoring relationships may move us in unexpected directions, we can begin to explore some of the wonderful and amazing ...

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