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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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Challenges with Managing a Traditional Mentoring Program

Most organizations today have some form of a mentoring program and initiative. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many companies to assist in the organization and development of an ...

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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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Rewarding Good Behavior: Companies Succeed with Mentoring

River was thrilled to recently receive three awards for our modern mentoring platform... While I could list many cool features and some awesome functionality that River offers, what I ...

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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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Combatting the Fallacy of Not Having Time for a New Software

We can all relate to the feeling of not having enough hours in the day to do the work we need to get done.  Or those times in our lives when we convince ourselves that we don’t have ...

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How to Modernize Mentoring at Your Organization

Businesses today operate in an era marked by increased complexity and competition.  With organizational hierarchies flattening, every worker in your organization is becoming more ...

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SaaS Providers Aren’t Always Experts

There are a whole host of SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors, providing an assortment of viable solutions for businesses. That said, buyers should work to clarify what they need from their ...

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