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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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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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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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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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When It Comes to Learning, Managers Should Take the Lead

In my opinion, managers have gotten a bad rap, especially in articles and blogs that compare leaders versus managers; managers take on the role of multitasking villains and leaders become ...

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3 Steps to Make Your Professional Dreams a Reality

We all have dreams and aspirations. We all have ideas for our futures. We all have plans for how we want to live our lives. However, not all of us are able to make these dreams a ...

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Think, Say, Do: Career Tips for Millennials

I am no career expert, nor am I some crazy-successful Millennial CEO or entrepreneur. I am not on the 30 under 30 list, nor is it likely I will be there next year. That said, as a part of my ...

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Self-perception and Success in the Workplace: Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

In a new Dove beauty products ad campaign called Real Beauty Sketches, we see normal women describing themselves to a sketch artist who cannot see them.  We hear them make some ...

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Dynamic Learning Networks in Life

I have a three-year-old son with special needs. Born two and a half months premature, he has been surrounded by doctors, specialists and therapists since day one. These professionals make up a ...

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Connectional Intelligence: Millennials Not so Secret Weapon

I’m a millennial, and I am not ashamed of it. In fact, I embrace it. I am proud to be part of a generation known to be “wired,” connected, inclusive, creative and willing to ...

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