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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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How to Turn Mentoring Conversations into Action

Conversations between mentees and mentors represent the foundation of mentoring relationships and provide a mechanism for development to occur. The quality of your conversations will directly ...

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Three Ways to Sabotage Your Mentoring Plan

There is a clear difference between those prospects who are actively looking to implement mentoring and those who are simply playing with the idea.  The problem is that many of those who ...

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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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Four Phrases Every Mentoring Relationship Needs

If you want to build a more genuine, caring, and meaningful mentoring relationship, then you need to know the four phrases that can help you get there.

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Be Brave in Mentoring

Having the courage to admit your flaws, identify your weaknesses, pursue your hidden dreams, and tackle the things that scare you most can take a mentoring relationship to an entirely ...

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Three Factors for Better Communication in Mentoring

To build a communication cycle for your mentoring program, you should consider three factors: focus, rhythm, and frequency.

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How Do I Design a Mentoring Program?

We hear from people every day who need to start or expand a mentoring program, but who aren’t sure of what steps to take.  The big question we get is: How do I design a mentoring ...

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Modern Mentoring 2.0: The New Way to Run Mentoring Programs

Mentoring continues to evolve in the workplace today, and we continue to learn valuable lessons on what works well and what could use some adjustments. Here are four lessons we've learned in ...

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Does Mentoring Software Make Mentoring Impersonal?

At its core, mentoring is about learning from the experience of others.  But does mentoring lose something when software is introduced into the mix?

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Retain Employees Through Mentoring Programs

What are you doing to retain your employees?  Offering them more money?  Letting them work from home?  Giving them free lunches?  You may want to rethink your retention ...

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5 Mentoring Program Pitfalls

Why do mentoring programs fail? As with any program, attention needs to be paid to the manner in which mentoring is implemented to ensure success. Here are five common pitfalls we've seen ...

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Social Learning Hasn’t Worked? Try Mentoring

I think it’s safe to say that participation in many organizational social learning programs has fallen woefully short of hopes and expectations. Why? Well, one reason is...

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