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Exploring the value of mentoring and the ways to make it work for you
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Tactics for Changing Minds

by Lauren Keller Johnson
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Great suggestions for overcoming resistance.
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We Judge Music by Sight More Than Sound | RealClearScience

We Judge Music by Sight More Than Sound | RealClearScience | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
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Interesting study that supports the importance of what we say AND how we say it.

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How Do I Ask Someone to Be My Mentor?

How Do I Ask Someone to Be My Mentor? | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I understand how useful it is to have a mentor, or someone whose experience I can benefit from. Once I've found someone though, how do I ask them? Do you just email them and ask, or is there a better way to make your case?
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Good tips for mentees on establishing and maintaining a mentoring connection.

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Steps for finding the right mentor

Steps for finding the right mentor | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Want a mentor but don't know how to go about finding one? Check out these tips for finding, and keeping, career mentors.
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Good tips to think through before approaching a potential mentor.

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Techstars' platonic ideal of mentorship

Techstars' platonic ideal of mentorship | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Mentorship means different things to different people. This handy TechStars 'manifesto' lays out what the accelerator thinks makes the right kind of mentor.
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great, broad list of the actions that make a good mentor.

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Four Key Parts of Successful Professional Mentorship

Four Key Parts of Successful Professional Mentorship | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Your company’s mentorship initiatives might be structured programs, like our onboarding process, or they might be a casual part of the culture. Either way, the themes of mentor-mentee relationships are the same.

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Mentoring relationships can and should have themes - one relationship cannot be all things to a mentee.

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Getting the Mentoring You Need | Science Careers

Getting the Mentoring You Need | Science Careers | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
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Good advice for scientists seeking mentors.

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Empowering Ourselves Through Others

Empowering Ourselves Through Others | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
We need to make sure our people are ready for any changes, including the most unexpected, even unprecedented challenges, which have become the norm in a rapidly changing global marketplace and society.
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"...to survive and ultimately thrive we must effectively create 'partnerships' with everyone around us, from family to colleagues to society in general." - for me, mentoring is another type of partnership.

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Lessons From the First Mentor - Talent Management magazine

Lessons From the First Mentor - Talent Management magazine | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Talent Management magazine, The Business of Talent Management
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The original Mentor - a wise, sensitive family friend. Read and learn more!

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Five Questions Every Mentor Must Ask

Five Questions Every Mentor Must Ask | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
One of my partners, Mats Lederhausen, recently shared with me a mentorship framework, first inspired by wellness guru, Deepak Chopra, that he's evolved and used over the years. The framework is an ...
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Great questions to spur a mentee on in the early stages of mentorship.

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Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help

Confused About the Mentoring Process? 6 Tips to Help | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
These six tips help you take a casual, flexible approach to the mentor relationship.
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Note especially, "Ask for help" - and be specific! Mentors want to help, but need your input in order to do so well!

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The Road Map to a Symbiotic Mentor-Mentee Relationship

The Road Map to a Symbiotic Mentor-Mentee Relationship | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Four tips for developing one of the most beneficial relationships of your career.
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Note especially #2 - Seek wisdom.  Don't assume that just because a person holds a given position or job  title that he or she is the right mentor for you.

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5 Ways To Be A Stronger IT Mentor -- InformationWeek

5 Ways To Be A Stronger IT Mentor -- InformationWeek | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Mentoring has profound effects on both the mentor and mentee. Here's how to create a better relationship so you both can reap more benefits.
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Interesting data on the value of mentoring for the MENTOR and good tips, too.

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How You Can Be More Resilient | Box of Crayons

How You Can Be More Resilient | Box of Crayons | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
How do you build your personal resilience, and why is it so important to do so? Well, you may have heard the term "VUCA world" — a volatile, uncertain, chaotic and ambiguous world. Chances are you can see elements of all four playing out in your work life. Not only do these four factors make our lives more difficult but they also impact our self-confidence, allowing a bit of doubt to wiggle in. I’ve got five things to share with you that just might be useful. Watch below, or listen to the podcast. http://s3.amazonaws.com/movie-boxofcrayonsshorts/GreenScreen/How-you-can-be-more-resilient.mp3 Don’t forget to rate this podcast on iTunes. Or bookmark it here to listen to later. Full Transcript So I want to talk to you about how to build your own personal resilience and why that’s so important. Now, you may have heard the term a VUCA world. VUCA, V-U-C-A. It stands for volatile, uncertain, chaotic, ambiguous, and I know as you think about your life and your working life, you can see
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As days get shorter, I need to work to keep a good supply of resilience on hand.
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Why Every Woman Needs A Mentor

Why Every Woman Needs A Mentor | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Creating effective relationships with mentors and mentees has shown that enduring relationships share the five characteristics.
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(and everyone, really!) Nice articulation of the characteristics of strong mentoring relationships.

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The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Mentor

The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Mentor | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
So you finally mustered the nerve to ask a mentor for a cup of coffee.
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Some great questions to spur initial conversations and refresh focus for later meetings.

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What My Mentor Taught Me About Being A Mentor

What My Mentor Taught Me About Being A Mentor | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
We need different types of mentors for different stages -- and different aspects -- of our careers. So it's not realistic to expect mentor monogamy.
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Interesting look into a mentoring relationship and how it morphed over time

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Millennials in the Modern Workplace Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Millennials in the Modern Workplace Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Check the Millennials in the Modern Workplace Infographic to Learn what managers and millennials expect and deliver in today's workforce.
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Interesting synopsis of managers and millenials and how to communicate at work.

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Four Key Parts of Successful Professional Mentorship

Four Key Parts of Successful Professional Mentorship | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Your company’s mentorship initiatives might be structured programs, like our onboarding process, or they might be a casual part of the culture. Either way, the themes of mentor-mentee relationships are the same.

Via Anne Leong
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Mentoring relationships can and should have themes - one relationship cannot be all things to a mentee.

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Here's How Reverse Mentoring Works For Me

Here's How Reverse Mentoring Works For Me | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
This article is by Kelly Mooney, CEO of Resource, a digital-marketing firm based in Columbus, OH. When I began my career in industrial design in the late 80s, men occupied nearly all of the seats in my business meetings.
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I love the idea of having someone share the new things that they think should be on my radar!

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Can Intergenerational Mentorship Solve Your Company's Engagement Problems?

Can Intergenerational Mentorship Solve Your Company's Engagement Problems? | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Mentorship isn't a one-way street. And it doesn't happen only from the top down. Learn this and you could see greater employee engagement and less...
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Intergenerational mentoring seems like an under-appreciated aspect of mentoring to me.

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Want A More Satisfying Career? Become A Mentor

Want A More Satisfying Career? Become A Mentor | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
If you’re not currently mentoring someone, it’s time to ask yourself:  “Why not?” You may feel you don’t have anything to share as you’re not experienced enough or considered a tenured professional.
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Get a mentee, and get a whole lot more! Good summary of the benefits of being a mentor - especially #3.

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Mentoring Startups is Hard: Five Ways to Be a Better Mentor | Xconomy

Mentoring Startups is Hard: Five Ways to Be a Better Mentor | Xconomy | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
Mentoring has become a more significant part of the economy today than since, perhaps, apprenticeships in the Craftsman Age. Why? The rise of entrepreneurs
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5 good tips for mentors - not just for startups, but for all!

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Be a mentor: Get ahead by giving back

Be a mentor: Get ahead by giving back | Mentoring at work | Scoop.it
You may be surprised by what you can get out of taking on a protégé: skills, contacts, visibility, maybe even your next raise.
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Mentors: Note that "a strong mentor-protégé relationship offers access to people beyond your usual peer group."

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6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.
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I always appreciate new tips for managing my to-dos...

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