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Who are the rising stars in your company?
People in upper management must always be on the lookout for talented employees who could become the next generation of leadership for the company. These emerging and aspiring leaders need someone to mentor them and teach them the skills needed to become effective leaders and managers. By taking a role in developing the next generation of leaders, you ensure your company’s future success.[…] Continue Reading »
Every young professional hears it: “Get a mentor!” Many companies invest in mentoring programs, especially for women aspiring to advance. But do mentor programs pay off –– for the mentors and the mentees? My clients and I have had positive experiences, but, who knows? Maybe we’re not typical?
Nope. (Whew!) The data is pretty clear that getting a mentor helps both women and men climb the corporate ladder, and anecdotal evidence (including mastermind groups) points to its effectiveness for entrepreneurs as well.[…] Continue Reading »
Do you have an advocate at work who is championing your cause? An advocate relationship is like a mentorship on steroids. Instead of remaining out of sight in the background, mentoring you privately, an advocate promotes you in a very public way, increasing your visibility and chances for promotion.
Who needs an advocate?
Beth N. Carvin is president and CEO of Nobscot, which describes itself as “the pioneer in exit-interview management software” and also provides corporate-mentoring services. Carvin has more than two decades of experience in business management and human resources, including stints as HR and business-development officer at BancWest and managing partner at Excel Employment. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and has taught classes for the American Institute of Bankers.[…] Continue Reading »
Today’s post is by Patricia Morgan, author of “From Woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work.” She speaks and leads workshops on Solutions for Resilience.
“You can do it and here is how.”
Those words came from Mrs. Drake, my University of Toronto program coordinator and one of my early mentors, more than 40 years ago.[…] Continue Reading »