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Businesses with mentoring programs know that speed is a potent byproduct of the knowledge transfer process, and can make the difference between nailed it and not even close....

After some introspection, it occurred to me that I spent most meetings waiting for other people to stop talking, impatiently awaiting my opportunity to speak. I came to realize the source of my irritation: I am not a good listener....

A bold pivot requires an equally innovative follow-through strategy. With disruption being used with increasing frequency to describe the events of today’s business environment, it’s very likely that your company recently executed an important pivot of some kind. Perhaps your company’s leaders have pledged to equal...

I recently started a new job, and it’s my dream job. When discussing my killer new role with a couple friends over a celebratory happy hour, one asked if I had a mentor at my new job. I realized that not only do I not...

A couple of days ago, I sat alongside my colleagues during a routine training program. We had hours of workshops that day: team building, group exercises, the company overview...

Even the perfect workshop is still just a one-time event. Improved knowledge retention is just a mentor away. Let’s face it: training and development departments have a lot of responsibilities. And some days those responsibilities feel like a balancing act. How can we make sure that employees...

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....