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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 ...

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Building Blocks for Modern Mentoring

In his book Modern Mentoring, Randy Emelo states that there are five core concepts that must be understood and ...

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Connect Modern Mentoring to Programs

Connecting modern mentoring to existing programs is not an approach maybe some would have thought of. Many times when we encounter a new and innovative program idea, we think of starting from ...

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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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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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Webinar Recap: Building Your Mentoring Roadmap

What does mentoring look like in your organization?

During River's webinar on building your mentoring roadmap, the majority of audience respondents said that mentoring in their ...

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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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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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Before You Go: Mentoring and the Exiting Employee

Your exiting employees hold a wealth of tacit knowledge and skills in their brains, and organizations need to formulate ways to tap into that knowledge before it walks out the door. With Baby ...

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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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Mentoring for Productivity

In Josh Bersin’s “Predictions for 2015” research report, he states that “Skills are now currency” and that “professionals at all levels have to continuously ...

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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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It’s Time for a Mentoring Revolution!

Most organizations are typically only able to provide mentoring opportunities for 1- 10% of their employee base because they look at mentoring as only a highly structured formal process that ...

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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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Crappy Advisors Stifle Mentoring Groups

Healthy and dynamic mentoring groups require one or more people to assume the role of advisor or group learning leader. This advisor should be someone who knows relatively more about a certain ...

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