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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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Steve Jobs Video on Why You Need to Go for the Ask

Paying it forward or mentoring, is that great concept of spreading the goodness you’ve received when others have helped you. Steve Jobs, the  founder of Apple, is “paying it forward” in this video. He explains why we need to “go … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Mentors and Lessons Learned

by Lois Zachary We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” Dan Zadra, the Founder and Editorial Director of Compendium, Inc. Easier said than done. How many times have we expressed … Continue reading

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Guidelines for Managing Your Mentor Relationships

by Lois Zachary One of my favorite children’s stories is Seven Blind Mice. I was rearranging my bookshelf last week and I reread the story for the first time in many years. It struck me that this familiar tale offers … Continue reading

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The mindset that leads to successful leadership change management

We’ve all heard of people who rode a wave or actually changed entire industries because they had a nose for change and how to benefit from it. Intel’s co-founder Andy Grove is one of those people. He sensed that personal … Continue reading

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