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Create Deeper Meaning with Your Mentoring Program

Let voices be heard through mentoring programs and mentoring groups. Listen. Lead. Respect. Improve. Now is the time to act.

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What’s Your Mentoring Attitude?

Your attitude can make all the difference for success as a mentee, mentor, or mentoring administrator. Are you ready to lead, give assistance, ask for help, and commit to mentoring?

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Our Vision for Mentoring 2020

What does mentoring in 2020 have in store for you? Check out these predictions and tips to do more with mentoring in 2020.

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7 Types of Mentors

What type of mentor should you look for? From reverse to traditional to peer, here are seven ideas for mentors you could search for today.

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The Value of Context in Expertise

Bill Fisher, a professor at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), penned a thought-provoking blog for Harvard Business Review called "The End of ...

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Corporate Culture Shines Light on Character

In the unending war for talent, one factor that organizations use to set themselves apart is their culture. We're the fun company! We're the place to work if you want to get ahead. We're 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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Women Get More Done than Men

Politics can be an ugly business. The infighting, the backstabbing, the name calling—sounds a lot like middle school, frankly.

In an episode of the wonderful political drama of ...

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Modern Mentoring Provides Practical Advice

Over the past 15 years, I have pursued a dream for a new way of mentoring. I have pushed for a modern mentoring approach where everyone in an organization is involved in the practice as both ...

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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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4 Collaboration Styles in Social Learning and Mentoring

We’ve all been there, sitting in a meeting listening to someone speak, when the person asks a question of the group. Cue cricket sounds. No one wants to speak up, and everyone is waiting ...

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Reverse Mentoring Is about More than Social Media Skills

I’ve seen several articles recently that tout the supposedly “new” phenomenon of reverse mentoring, like Read more

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4 Phrases You Should Use in Mentoring

Most people would agree that we need to treat our mentees, mentors, learners, advisors, collaborators, and learning networks with dignity and respect, just as we would any other interpersonal ...

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The Power of Peers in Modern Mentoring

How many of the following do you wish your employees did automatically or naturally? 1. Engage in self-directed learning 2. Create adaptable and flexible development networks ...

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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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