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Mentoring Brings out the Best in Us

Over nearly two decades, I have seen River facilitate and support thousands of mentoring relationships. People have been helped, supported, guided, advised, listened to, and made to feel ...

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Creating an Effective Mentoring Agreement

Establishing the groundwork for your mentoring relationship is a key element for success. Laura Francis looks at how a mentoring agreement can be the foundation you need, along with factors to ...

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5 Tips for Being a Better Mentor

Be the best mentor you can be! Get tips in our free eBook on how you can engage your mentee, push your mentee, and help your mentee achieve success. Because even mentors can use a helping hand ...

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Gain Soft Skills While Mentoring

As more and more of our lives become digital, distanced, and distracted, I find it telling that many HR folks have been talking a lot about soft skills--or the lack thereof within their employee ...

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Mentoring Agreements Create the Foundation for Your Relationship

Establishing the groundwork for your mentoring relationship is a key element for success. You give yourself and your mentoring partner an advantage by creating a mentoring agreement at the ...

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Are You Fully Engaged in Mentoring?

I often write about modern mentoring and how to engage with groups of people for collaborative and generative learning. But this time around, I want to focus on a more traditional mentoring ...

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Finding Time for Mentoring

Are you committed to helping yourself or someone else develop? Get tips on how to find time for mentoring in this blog from Randy Emelo.

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How Effective Are You as a Mentor?

In a recent blog, I wrote about effective and ineffective qualities of mentees. Let's turn our attention now to effective and ineffective qualities of mentors.

As I stated last time, ...

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Effective (and Ineffective) Characteristics of Mentees

We've all been there—feeling stuck in a mentoring relationship that was not how we envisioned it would be. It's the sad truth that not all mentoring relationships work out. Some fail due ...

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5 Ways to Be a Great Mentor

At some point in your life, there is a pretty good chance that you will be a mentor to someone, even if only in a more informal relationship. It can be exhilarating to think that you are ...

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Finding Time for Mentoring

We all know how difficult it is to find the time to complete tasks associated with our daily work duties, much less to find time for voluntary activities such as mentoring. So why do people do ...

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The Magnitude of Mentoring

Mentoring is one of those rare gems in organizational development that makes people smile when they think about it. It provides a great way for us to give back to and connect with our ...

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Millennials Need Mentoring

How does your organization respond to the needs and preferences of millennials while ensuring they are prepared and have the skills needed to be successful at their jobs?

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Comprehensive Learning Networks

This article by Randy Emelo shows you how to bring your workforce together for social, collaborative, and networked learning, and highlights how Cognizant accomplishes this with great effectiveness.

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Let’s Get REAL: SMART Goals Are Dumb

SMART goals help you set objectives, while REAL goals help you set development goals. Randy Emelo looks at the four elements of REAL goals and gives tips on what to explores as you put this idea ...

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