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I think it’s safe to say that participation in many organizational social learning programs has fallen woefully short of hopes and expectations. Why? Well, one reason is...

Published in Mentoring
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 02:00

MENTORING SHINED BRIGHTLY IN 2016

Another year is coming to a close, and as we look back on 2016, we see it was full of moments of learning, sharing, gratitude, and joy. Here are some of the highlights...

Published in River
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 00:00

MENTORING BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN US

Over nearly two decades, I have seen River facilitate and support thousands of mentoring relationships. People have been helped, supported, guided, advised, listened to, and made to feel valuable and worthwhile, all because they took part in mentoring. On a micro level, this can change the course of a person’s life. On a macro level, it makes me say simply that mentoring brings out the best in us. Here are three ways this can happen.

Published in Mentoring

Mentoring is a proven method for sharing knowledge in a personalized way, for helping someone else gain skills and confidence, and for helping improve overall job satisfaction.

So why do so many companies still struggle with making mentoring a part of their culture?

Published in Mentoring
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

HOW TO CREATE A MODERN MENTORING CULTURE

We’ve talked about it: challenging the traditional one-size-fits-all type of mentoring. We see the value and need within organizations for this modern and ground-breaking approach to social learning and collaboration. "Modern mentoring" sounds right. Now we’re left with the "how": How do we create this modern mentoring culture within our organizations?

Published in Mentoring
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 00:00

BUILDING BLOCKS FOR MODERN MENTORING

In his book Modern Mentoring, Randy Emelo states that there are five core concepts that must be understood and used when creating a modern mentoring culture.  He suggests that when organizations are seeking to implement this strategy, they should follow these five principles...

Published in Mentoring
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 04:00

GAIN SOFT SKILLS WHILE MENTORING

As more and more of our lives become digital, distanced, and distracted, I find it telling that many HR folks have been talking a lot about soft skills—or the lack thereof within their employee populations. We’re all obsessed with being connected, but we don’t seem to do so well when it comes to actually connecting...

Published in Mentoring

Establishing the groundwork for your mentoring relationship is a key element for success. You give yourself and your mentoring partner an advantage by creating a mentoring agreement at the beginning of the relationship, which provides a concrete foundation for what each wishes to accomplish through the mentoring relationship.

Published in Mentoring
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 00:00

ARE YOU FULLY ENGAGED IN MENTORING?

I often write about modern mentoring and how to engage with groups of people for collaborative and generative learning. But this time around, I want to focus on a more traditional mentoring schema—a mentoring pair.

Mentoring is meant to be a learning relationship where both parties benefit from spirited sharing. To get the most from your mentoring experience, you must fully engage...

 

Published in Mentoring
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 00:00

HOW EFFECTIVE ARE YOU AS A MENTOR?

In a recent blog, I wrote about effective and ineffective qualities of mentees. Let's turn our attention now to effective and ineffective qualities of mentors.

As I stated last time, mentoring success truly comes down to the people involved...

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