Author Archives: Lois Zachary

About Lois Zachary

Since The Mentor's Guide was first published in 2000, it has become the primary resource for organizations interested in promoting mentoring for leadership and learning and for mentors seeking to deepen their mentoring practices. Zachary is president of Leadership Development Services, LLC, a Phoenix-based consulting firm that specializes in leadership and mentoring, and director of its Center for Mentoring Excellence™.

Communication Beyond Texting and Email Creates Trust

“No more evasive answers. No more coy innuendos…” (Spoof on an Apple gadget and the perfect relationship) by Lois Zachary I spend a lot of time talking and writing about the need for good conversation. I see it as the … Continue reading

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Effective Decision-Making through 3 Key Soft Skills

by Lois Zachary Do you often rush decision-making because of a deadline? You don’t have time to get input or have a full understanding of the issue. Then, when it comes to implementation, does it feel like your team is … Continue reading

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All About Mentoring and Asking Good Questions

by Lois Zachary Ever been asked a really good question that gets the wheels turning in your head about your future? If you’re young, that question could be about whether you want to head up a company one day and … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Bridge the Millennial Divide

by Lois Zachary Think about people you know who are approximately your age. The likelihood is that you and your age cohort exhibit similar behavior patterns, workplace expectations, communication styles and expressions, and also share common historical reference points and memories. … Continue reading

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The Power of Mentoring in Leadership Development

by Lois Zachary “Good mentors help to anchor the promise of the future.” These words, written by Sharon Daloz Parks in the second edition of her book, Big Questions Worthy Dreams,  speaks to the power of mentoring for leadership development.  Good mentors … Continue reading

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