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While mentorship programs may seem like a new component of corporate culture, their etymology has ancient Greek origins. You may be surprised to know that the modern word mentor is actually derived from a name. In the telephone game of history, not much has changed...

If you’re in the business of human resources and/or talent management, you’ve probably heard of the 70:20:10 model for learning and development, which divides ideal training into: 70% job-related experiences 20% interactions with others 10% formal, educational events You may be struggling to make this happen...

If you’re here, it’s likely that your company already has a mentorship program. In fact, according to a recent article in the Atlantic, over 70% of Fortune 500 companies have some type of mentoring system. Unfortunately, these programs do not always work. As we mentioned...

Wouldn’t it be great if instead of panicking about the inevitability of a majority millennial workforce, your senior staff connected with junior employees in a meaningful way? No, this isn’t a fantasy! It’s reverse mentoring-- where the younger employee mentors the senior executive. We all...

“Many people think that a reorg or downsizing is the time to stop investing in their people. In fact, it’s the time to START investing in your people. If not, your high-performers and future leaders will be walking out the door if faced with uncertainty...

National discussions of diversity and cultural differences are at a fever pitch right now. That means the time is ripe to encourage your employees to build relationships across generations, politics, culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation - and what better way to do that than...

Think of it as the “speed dating” equivalent to your grandmother’s high school sweetheart marriage mentorships of yesteryear. When we think of mentoring programs, we are often focused on the image of a long-term, exclusive relationship. But mentorships are highly malleable, and can be tailored to...

"There’s an old saying that if you keep chopping wood with an axe that isn’t sharp that it’s going to take twice as long. You know it’s important to sharpen your leadership skills, but who has the time? Last time you checked your calendar, you...

A recent Gallup survey shows that in 2016, 43% of American workers spent at least some of their time working remotely. While most industries have embraced remote work, the companies with the greatest increases have been in the real estate, finance, and insurance sectors. Remote work...