DIVERSE TALENT STRATEGIES CUSTOMIZED MENTORING AND RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS

If you are a mentor, you will find that having efficient conversations with your mentees is an integral part to leading them to success in their careers. In this article, I have compiled a list of good conversation starters mentors should use when speaking with their mentees. What are your short and long-term goals? This […]

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There are a lot of struggles, barriers, and challenges that come with starting a mentoring program. Not knowing how to overcome these challenges can be detrimental to the success of your mentoring program, and can sometimes result in colossal failure.  Luckily, there are steps you can take to avoid pitfalls with your mentoring program. The […]

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It’s no question, there are many benefits of being a mentor. But mentoring isn’t as easy as it may seem. So, what does it take to be effective at mentoring? There are several tasks you should perform in order to be a successful mentor. Remember, mentoring is knowledge transfer. It is an opportunity to share […]

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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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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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Are you interested in building your business by referral?  I meet a lot of women who are. They want more business by referral so they go from networking event to networking event in an effort to get more referrals. Unfortunately, to accomplish anything, it takes more than interest; it takes commitment. in·ter·est  (adjective):  wanting to […]

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