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Employees consistently place a high value on mentoring, yet many companies find it difficult to obtain initial participants. Why aren’t employees lining up in droves to participate in the corporate mentoring programs they say they want — programs proven to enhance their careers? According to the Harvard...

I cannot tell you how many times I have been mixing drinks at work and a customer has leaned over the bar and inquired, “did you go to bartending school? Where did you learn to do that?” I can never keep myself from smiling at this....

Positive culture drives value. It inspires people and creates an environment in which employees, especially millennials, want to work. Yet that kind of culture isn't something we can take for granted. Organizational culture doesn’t simply trickle down from the C-suite. Last year, we witnessed many corporate...

As the finals of college basketball descends upon us, we are reminded of the importance of having a strong team, both on the court and off. Those on the bench are equally as important as those on the court: they have the training, the qualifications,...

Demonstrable results matter. Corporate boards and executive members restrict or eliminate funding for initiatives that don’t prove measurable success. A mentoring program is no exception, and while Gartner estimates the minimum return on investment (ROI) of a mentoring program to be 600 percent of the...

giphy-downsized eMentorConnect® relies on the 4 Ms for Mentoring, and it all starts with Match. Throughout your life, you may have avoided playing matchmaker because, let’s face it, , it rarely works out. But when your job requires...

Mentors and mentees asking you what they should do during their meetings? Let’s say they’re in their second or third month-- they’ve gotten to know each other, shared successes and failures, and maybe even gone to a professional social event together. Sounds like it may...

Innovation drives growth, but innovating successfully requires creative approaches to familiar problems. Reverse mentoring, in which younger employees mentor older employees rather than the other way around, is a reliable and powerful way to foster creativity company-wide. One need only look to Fortune 500 investment...