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Finding Your Strengths in Mentoring

How could mentoring impact your life if you focus on your strengths as areas to grow and improve?

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5 Mentoring Activities You Can Try Today

Are things feeling stale in your mentoring relationship? Are you feeling stuck? Have you run out of ideas? Try these five mentoring activities to bring some zip back into your learning relationship.

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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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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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Three Tips for Growing Your Mentoring Program

We know that mentoring can improve employee retention and engagement, and that productivity can increase as well due to mentoring. So what are you doing to get more of these great results with ...

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3 Mentoring Resolutions for the New Year

It’s not happenstance that National Mentoring Month falls in January, a month associated with starting over, resolutions and new beginnings. River’s Laura Francis shares three ...

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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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Black Belt Mentors

Whether done informally or formally, certifying people to lead mentoring programs is an important component for success. Randy Emelo shares how to train mentors and leaders in this article, which ...

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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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4 Phrases to Use in Mentoring eBook

You can say a lot with just a few sincere words. Here are four suggestions for what you should be sure to say to your mentee or mentor. How many do you use on a regular basis?

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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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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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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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