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Lessons Learned Through Failure

After a pretty horrible family vacation, I realized there are lessons to be learned from failure.

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Common Mentoring Questions

The mentoring experts at River share some common questions we hear from program administrators...and how to be successful.

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My Mentoring Mantra

I have many mentors and supporters in my life as a mom to a child with special needs. I also have a mentoring mantra that we can all use: I do not have to do this alone.

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How to Set Priorities in Mentoring Relationships

Don't get overwhelmed in your mentoring relationship. Here are four steps you can take to set priorities for your mentoring goals.

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Encourage More Female Leadership by Using Mentoring

More women in leadership roles can boost your bottom line, positively impact your corporate culture, and make you stand out as a stellar employer. Learn how Sodexo did it via mentoring.

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Expressing Gratitude in Mentoring

Taking the time to explicitly state why you are grateful to be in this mentoring relationship with your mentee or mentor can be a great conversation starter. Here are some tips to get you going.

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Mentoring Programs Are Not One Size Fits All

After nearly 20 years in the mentoring software business, here are three lessons we've learned with our clients on how to make mentoring programs successful. They are not one-size-fits-all!

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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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Do More with Mentoring

From mentees and mentors to administrators and companies themselves, we see the value that mentoring can bring to each group. How can you do more with mentoring?

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