DIVERSE TALENT STRATEGIES CUSTOMIZED MENTORING AND RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS

Mentoring is an invaluable resource that benefits mentors, mentees, and organizations in many ways.  By formalizing the mentoring process, all parties benefit in the following ways. Mentoring benefits the mentor by: Helping them to develop empathy Teaching the mentor active listening skills Establishing the mentor’s interpersonal relationship and communication skills Allowing the mentor to give […]

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Guest post by Nikki Lewallen, Rainmakers. As a business leader, I reflect regularly, but I seem to do it much more so  since Thanksgiving is top of mind. When I think about it I cultivated a habit of reflection by celebrating the wins, appreciating the failures and preparing mentally for the next day. Mentors taught me […]

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Read the full post by Mike Figliuolo at thoughtLEADERS, LLC  here. Learning experiences can come from anywhere. You just need to pay attention.  Mike Figliuolo talks about the leadership lessons he learned from his daughter. Our favorites: Find a passion and hurl yourself at it Know when your passion has waned You can’t go it […]

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This post by Jeff Hayden was originally published in Inc.  Read the full article here. Consistently doing what you need to do to succeed, with total focus and resolve, is incredibly difficult. And that’s why the ability to work hard and respond positively to failure and adversity is so crucial. Resolve, willpower, and determination help […]

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Jan Belcher had a 25+ year career in public service, successfully serving as Assistant City Manager and City Manager for several cities in Texas. While this career path had many rewards, it also meant managing in difficult and sometimes contentious times. When she made the decision to try a different career direction, one in which […]

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Endorsement. Promotion. Alignment. These are all words that you embody when you partner with another organization professionally and personally. In my work in the grant writing field, I see partnerships between one company and one foundation work beautifully all the time-that is, unless they don’t. For example, if you are seeking grant funding this winter, […]

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You never know when a piece of wisdom or advice can change your life.  I was having lunch with a business associate and commiserating a bit about my daughter, who was 10 at the time.  We had seemingly entered an era I had been hoping to avoid, yet one I was all too familiar with.  […]

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When your circumstances change you tend to discern the differences in your environment, like a shift in the light revealing details you didn’t notice before.  As it turns out, I’m surrounded by entrepreneurs. I discovered this about a month ago after I transitioned away from my long-time employer to pursue other opportunities. Here I was […]

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When asked what is effective in leading a team, I go back a step and think about the composition of the team…whom did I ask to join? And is the team inclusive, representative and diverse? I think a good leader is intentional in forming a team that will include a diverse array of thought and […]

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