The recession caused almost every company in America to downsize, right-size, furlough, reduce benefits, cut expenses to the bone and basically, white knuckle it until things got better. Although the…
more employees voluntarily quit their jobs than were laid off. This is the first time this has happened since the recession began, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics which previously recorded more layoffs than resignations for 15 straight months...A strong mentoring program shows employees that the company is as interested in their future as they are.
...the skills used for each are similar – asking reflective questions, active listening, summarizing, observing patterns, challenging assumptions, and providing support - they are fundamentally very different.
"Everyone fears failure. But breakthroughs depend on it." ...However, even in environments which allow for failure, "some people will take setbacks to heart instead of to mind...mentor can provide the support that minimizes the time it takes to bounce back.
Mentoring conversations can be so effective, that complex issues can be dealt with in just five to 15 minutes.
There is a need for youth mentors nationwide. In a professional setting, the issues that a mentee/protege address may be very different than those of an at-risk youth. But the principles are the same and the transformation is the same. The only difference is the starting point.
Susan Bender Phelps; speaker, trainer and consultant; Odyssey Mentoring, said finding the right mentor depends on what you want out of the relationship.
...the difference his mentoring made in my career will never be forgotten. Teaching others to give the gift he gave to me is the best way I know to honor my mentor and friend.
For the most part, professional associations exist to educate their members. Most are very good at promoting relationship building among members by providing regular access to training and networking at…
The Original Mentor Have you ever wondered where the word “mentor” comes from? In Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, left home to join the Trojan…