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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (August 21 - August 27)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway:

  • Business Toolbox: How to Develop a Mentoring Programme via Stuff.co.nz News
    • “Mentoring is not about telling colleagues what to do.”
  •  5 Essential Mentors You Need For a Killer Career by Anna Davies via The New York Post
    • “…today, the most successful people in the workforce are likely to have a posse of people responsible for getting them to where they are.”
  • 7 Traits of Great Mentors by Susan Johnston via Fast Company
    • “Someone who’s ascended the corporate ladder through generosity and kindness is likely a better candidate to mentor you than someone with a cutthroat attitude who doesn’t make a habit of paying it forward.”

In addition to bringing you to the best articles on mentoring each week, MentorCloud's Web Worthy series will be sharing two articles featuring key business insights from some of the top publications. This week's insights address the silver lining of a market downturn

The Takeaway:

  • The Upside of a Downturn in Silicon Valley  by Farhad Manjoo via The New York Times
    • “Some of the most successful tech investments of all time — among them Google and Facebook — came about in Silicon Valley’s lean times. This is a paradox of invention, as well as of investing: Bad times feed good ideas, which in turn lead to good times, which breed complacency, waste and lots of bad business plans.”
  • The Hidden Benefits of a Market Downturn by Graham Winfrey via Inc 
    • “Former PayPal executive Roelof Botha credits the downturn-inspired mentality of the early 2000s as responsible for the decision to cut PayPal's costs and start charging users to use the service. " ‘That focus was instrumental in PayPal's survival,’ " Mr. Botha told the Times. " ‘We could have been spending money willy-nilly and fallen by the wayside by accident.’ “

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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (August 14 - August 20)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway:

In addition to bringing you to the best articles on mentoring each week, MentorCloud's Web Worthy series will be sharing two articles featuring key business insights from some of the top publications. This week's insights address constructing a marketing plan.

The Takeaway: 

  • How to Create a Marketing Plan via Entrepreneur 
    • “Developing the plan is the "heavy lifting" of marketing. While executing the plan has its challenges, deciding what to do and how to do it is marketing's greatest challenge.”
  • 5 Lessons B2B Marketers Can Learn From B2C  by Marc Jadoul via Business 2 Community
    • “The most attentive listeners (or the most active question askers) in the room are often not always the ones who own the budget. Try to identify upfront who has the real decision power and draw a power-map of your audience.”

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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (August 7 - August 13)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway:

In addition to bringing you to the best articles on mentoring each week, MentorCloud's Web Worthy series shares two articles featuring key business insights from some of the top publications. This week's business insights discuss entrepreneurship.

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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (July 31 - August 6)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway: 

  •  The Feeling is Mutual: Mentoring the Next Generation by Sara Bamossy via MediaPost
    • “I strongly believe in mutual mentorship. For mentors, this means being aware that mentees are most likely to admire and covet your approach and experience, not your job. And for mentees, this means you don’t just ask for a mentor, you become mentorable. Bottom line, we can learn from each other.”
  • Why I Have a Reverse Mentor by Alexandra Cainvia The Age 
    • “I'm of the belief that unless you keep up with the times, you'll be left behind in a world where technology moves at lightning speed."
  • Mentoring, Half-time Work Help NASA Glenn Address Aging Workforce by Chuck Soder via Crain’s Cleveland Business
    • "Though the center needs young blood, it also values the knowledge of older employees…We are hoping we can capture some of that expertise before it walks out the door."

In addition to bringing you to the best articles on mentoring each week, MentorCloud's Web Worthy series will be sharing two articles featuring key business insights from some of the top publications. This week's insights address productivity in the workplace

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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (July 24 - July 30)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway:

  • How to Find a Mentor on LinkedIn by Chris Spurvey via LinkedIn
    • “Most mentors are leaders. Most leaders are readers, and many readers are also writers. They simply want to share their stories and experiences—good and bad—with the world.”
  •  How to get a mentor who'll transform your life by Angela Priestley via SmartCompany  
    • “Simply asking somebody to "mentor you" is not good enough. You need to have a clear direction and goal for what you want to get out of the relationship.”
  • 4 Ways to Create a Culture of Daily Mentorship by Gabrey Means and Cassie Hughes via Fox News
    • “According to a study by the Harvard Business Review, young high-achievers value mentoring and coaching and often leave current gigs in a quest to have those needs met.”

In addition to bringing you to the best articles on mentoring each week, MentorCloud's Web Worthy series shares two articles featuring key business insights from some of the top publications. This week's business insights discuss hiring.

The Takeaway: 

  • 3 Reasons Why Your Hiring Process Is Killing Your Company by Adam Robinson via Entrepreneur 
    • “The right hiring process attracts the right talent -- the kind that builds your culture, drives your business and wins your market. The wrong hiring process (or lack of one) leads to a company filled with underperformers and poor fits -- costing you time, money and opportunity.”
  • Helpful and Unexpected Hiring Tips for CIOs  by Mike Moore via The Wall Street Journal
    • “…the MVPs on modern IT teams know that they serve the business, and the only score that matters is the one that measures the success of the organization as a whole.”

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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (July 17 - July 23)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway: 

  •  Power of Mentoring for Social Change by Eli Wolff and Dr. Mary Hums via The Huffington Post 
    • “A mentor must care about the people he or she is mentoring, not only about a specific issue or topic, but more broadly must care about mentees as whole persons.”
  •  Faculty Mentors Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards by Mitzi Baker via University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
    • “You have to be generous with information, opportunities and resources and also rigorously push mentees to produce quality work”
  • The Missing Ingredient in Britain's Tech Start-Ups? Mentoring  by Chris Ciauri via Huffington Post UK
    • “Across all these initiatives, one thing is clear: if we want the next generation of tech entrepreneurs to be successful, it is vital that everyone in the industry - at every stage in their career - steps up to get involved in mentoring programmes on both sides - mentor and mentee.”

In addition to bringing you to the best articles on mentoring each week, MentorCloud's Web Worthy series will be sharing two articles featuring key business insights from some of the top publications. This week's insights address leadership. 

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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (July 10 - July 16)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway:

  • Mentoring Is Critical to Keep Minorities in STEM by Sophia Shaw via Entrepreneur
    • “These programs offer a formal mentoring structure -- whether mentors are paid or volunteer-- through which youth have access to people committed to supporting the success of the next generation.”
  • Why Your Mentor Doesn't Need To Look Like You by Denise Restauri via Forbes
    • “What we heard is that the relationships these women cultivated with smart men have been as vital to their success as the number of amazing women they have worked for and with along the way."
  • Northern Trust's First Female COO Chats About Innovation, Mentoring  by Becky Yerak via Chicago Tribune
    • " ‘Really, it's mutual mentoring. A lot of these people teach me about things that are happening in the business that I can't see through my lens, things we need to pay attention to. But some of them also teach me how to use that new technology.’ “ 

In addition to bringing you to the best articles on mentoring each week, MentorCloud's Web Worthy series will be sharing two articles featuring key business insights from some of the top publications. This week's business insights discuss innovation in business.

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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (July 3 - July 9)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway: 

  • How Mentoring Augments the Entrepreneurial Journey by Lewis Schiff via Entrepreneur 
    • “Our society recognizes the value of education, but there are few educational opportunities for entrepreneurs that speak directly to their unique needs  (ie: all the intangible skills it takes to run a business, like reading people in a meeting, negotiating and weeding through different people and talents to find just the right one). Mentoring is the closest thing we have, and it’s as important today as ever.
  •  The dos and don'ts of a great mentoring relationship by Sara McCord (of The Daily Muse) via Mashable
    • “Having a combination advisor, friend, and powerhouse in your professional corner can be the absolute best. But finding one is only the first step. Next you need to build the relationship.”
  • What Schools Can Learn from Corporate Mentoring by Anny Chou via the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
    • “Schools should be alert to the premium employers are putting on expanding their employees’ access to mentoring and the innovations they are using to scale these efforts.” 

In addition to bringing you to the best articles on mentoring each week, MentorCloud's Web Worthy series will be sharing two articles featuring key business insights from some of the top publications. This week's insights address leadership. 

The Takeaway: 

  • Which Of These 4 Leadership Styles Are You? by Mark Murphy via Forbes 
    • Leaders can be effective or ineffective within each of these four styles, and there are a million subtle variations, but these four styles give us a way to pinpoint some major philosophical differences between leaders.”
  • Millennials and Boomers in the same workplace! How we can all get along by Cathy M. Littlefield via Philadelphia Business Journal
    • “While the age gap can cause issues, whether you are in a position sandwiched between Baby Boomers and Millennials, or you are on either end of the spectrum, your approach to leadership is what will make or break the age divide within your organization.

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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (June 26 - July 2)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway: 

  • Corporate diversity conference promotes mentoring by Christian Morrow via New Pittsburgh Courier of Real Times Media
    • “ ‘But it goes beyond that, beyond "the illusion of inclusion,"' said Castleberry-Singleton. 'It’s the difference between mentorship and sponsorship—that means you have skin in the game. It takes a conscious personal commitment from everyone.’ “
  •  Antrim businesses can ‘Ask’ for mentoring via Antrim Times
    • “ ‘My mentor was able to give tips and advice to progress my skills and gave me the confidence to give things a go with support. The recommendations and advice were excellent.’ “
  • SWAZILAND TOURISM GETS A LITTLE HELP FROM THE GUARDIAN by Nokwanda Diamini-Masuku via Swazi Observer
    • “Today, smart organisations are realising that a workplace mentoring program can serve the entire employee lifecycle.”
  •  Professional women share how to leverage mentoring relationships via Tulsa Business & Legal News
    • “According to a 2011 LinkedIn Study, 82 percent of women agree on the importance of having a mentor, but 20 percent of women have never leveraged these relationships.”
  • Talent Management Mentoring in Precarious Relationships by Marshall Goldsmith via Talent Management Magazine
    • “Mentoring in precarious relationships offers unique rewards and challenges. The secret to success lies in taking what is a unique relationship and managing the exchange of wisdom so it maintains and honors equality.”

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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (June 19 - 25)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

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