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Mentoring can be a difficult relationship to navigate for both mentors and mentees, but there are several steps that participants can take to ensure that they get the most out of the relationship. Finalists for Mentor Scout‘s Mentor of the Year award recently talked with Nobscot CEO Beth N. Carvin about some things to keep in mind when working on establishing a good mentoring relationship.[…] Continue Reading »
“Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.” ~ Emily Post, American expert on etiquette
Is there a proper “etiquette” for leaders to follow when developing their teams? I’ve often heard it said that etiquette is simply helping others to feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings.[…] Continue Reading »
This article is an adapted excerpt from “The Boom! Boom! Book: Practical tips to make sure your career doesn’t go bust!” (Ryan Media Consultants, 2013) by Michael Ryan. Ryan is president of Ryan Media Consultants and a retired vice president of The Arizona Republic, where he was general manager of the company’s 18 community Republics newspapers and their associated Web and mobile sites.[…] Continue Reading »
Want to be more productive? Daydream.
When I was 6 years old, I remember my grandmother saying I was going to be a philosopher when I grew up. Apparently, I would spend hours happily looking outside a window daydreaming. One caveat to point out: This was in Pakistan in the 1970s, and there wasn’t anything good on TV![…] Continue Reading »
Are you ready to take your leadership game to a higher level?
If your answer is, “Yes! I’m in!” congratulations. Taking ownership of your desire for improved leadership skills is an important first step. Next up: you must convince others that you’ve got what it takes play on a bigger field. Be it through a promotion or bidding for a high-visibility project, it’s not enough to feel prepared on the inside – you need to visibly demonstrate your readiness to lead at a more sophisticated level.[…] Continue Reading »