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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....

The benefits of having a mentor are simply too numerous to count, and our country’s most effective leaders in business point to having a mentor as a primary ingredient of their success. ...

Good listening requires an environment that is conducive to focused attention. Plenty of external aspects are simply beyond our control, but there are plenty that we can address before the first word is spoken....

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...

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,...

How succession ready is your organization? Approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 years old today, and another 10,000 will turn 65 tomorrow. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, about 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day until the year 2030. That’s a...

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...

So work has been going really well lately. In fact, you just had a performance review (all very positive!) and your boss recommended that you enroll in the company’s mentoring program. She gave you high praise for your technical skills and productivity, but thinks you’d...