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Mentoring Requires More Than Good Intention

by Lois Zachary It takes time and work. It requires knowledge, competency, skill and a planned strategy. Mentors and mentees who come to mentoring prepared, and know what to expect, report more fulfilling and mutually satisfying mentoring relationships. So what … Continue reading

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How Assumptions Derail Good Mentoring Relationships

by Lois Zachary Why is it that some people succeed at mentoring while others miss the mark? For one thing, the word “mentoring” is not uniformly understood. Mentoring partners hold differing assumptions about what mentoring actually means. Mentees and mentors … Continue reading

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KISS, 4 Mantras to Develop Highly Successful Leaders

Transformational Executive Development:  the “KISS” Principle in Action by Peter Thies The higher up the corporate ladder a leader rises, the more s/he needs to fine tune his or her leadership ability. But, who has time? How do you help … Continue reading

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Videos to Empower Managers to Be Good Coaches

“That’s their job, isn’t it?” That’s a common response from managers who think good work should be expected and that an annual review is the time to give feedback. Meanwhile, the team sees their manager as uncaring or, worst, absent. … Continue reading

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Why You Need to Use Short Videos to Teach Soft Skills

DEAR ABBY: You give so much great advice, I’m wondering if there is a basic principle you abide by in order to help guide you when giving advice. — CURIOUS READER DEAR CURIOUS: I hadn’t really thought about it, but … Continue reading

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Are You Sailing Without a Rudder?

Starting a career in management can seem like it’s all about giving orders or telling people what to do. Then, as we get more experience and become more knowledgeable about running a business, we can think the juice comes from … Continue reading

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Resilience:Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Resilience is one those awesome traits we really don’t know we have until we come face to face with it. That can happen from a life setback or business failure. Entrepreneurs actually accelerate their odds of facing it by putting … Continue reading

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Google Cliff Notes on Creating Great Managers

We’re a big believer in not re-creating the wheel and learning from the best. If a company is successful in motivating workers and consistently hitting or exceeding financial targets through innovation and productivity, it must know what it’s doing in … Continue reading

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Management Skills for the Entrepreneur & Change Catalyst

Yep. It can feel like this when you’re an entrepreneur or someone who is playing to win. Belly flops don’t stop you. They just make you smarter.  The success skills of entrepreneurs – influencing others, risking and making mistakes, bouncing back … Continue reading

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Survival of Future Leaders and Companies

By Tom “TK” Kuegler  I have had the pleasure of speaking to thousands of high school and college students about entrepreneurship.   I make a point of going into classrooms and back to schools so I can share some of my … Continue reading

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