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Creating a Modern Mentoring Culture

Mentoring is a proven method for sharing knowledge in a personalized way, for helping someone else gain skills and confidence, and for helping improve overall job satisfaction. So why do so many ...

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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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Flipped Classrooms Put Learning to Work

While the concept of the flipped classroom began to emerge in education circles in the 1990s, it has recently picked up steam as an approach to learning worthy of serious consideration in the ...

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Stop Training and Start Learning

Companies spend billions of dollars on employee training each year, but to what end?

A 2008 Corporate Executive Board study called “Sales Executive Council: Introduction to ...

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Real Goals in Action

As I talked about in my post “SMART Goals Are Dumb,” SMART goals guide the setting of objectives, not goals. To establish developmental goals, we need REAL goals.

The REAL ...

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Smart Goals Are Dumb

Most everyone knows about SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Chances are you have used this mnemonic acronym at some point in your career to help you ...

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Multi-gen Workforce

Baby Boomers are getting set to retire. Gen Xers are taking on new leadership roles. Millennials are entering the workforce. How can you address all the learning needs of these unique generations?

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How-To Guide for a Mentoring Revolution

Revolutionize mentoring at your organization and increase the benefits it can have for your workforce. River can help you do it. Learn how in this free eBook from the mentoring experts.

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Getting the Most from Mentoring Conversations

Finding a mentor or mentee (or making the match as an administrator) is only one part of the equation when it comes to mentoring success. Knowing how to engage in productive mentoring ...

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Continuous Learning Leaves an Impact

Do your learning initiatives offer opportunities for all of your employees to take part? Do you see value in people learning throughout their entire careers? Do you have an inclusive mindset ...

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Who Is the Best Mentor for You?

Randy Emelo talks about viewing experts along a learning continuum to help build the pool of potential mentors available in an organization.

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Who Is the Best Mentor/Advisor for You?

When I took over as President and CEO of my company more than a decade ago, I did not know very much about running a business. My background up to that point was in organizational design and ...

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So what are you waiting for? Contact River today to schedule a demo of our mentoring software.