MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the past week's best mentoring articles and stories. Check-in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! The Takeaway:
- How to get Microsoft to mentor your big idea by Andrew Zaleski via CNBC "To date, Microsoft has mentored 410 seed-stage companies in its accelerator programs worldwide; 54 of those companies went through Microsoft's U.S. accelerator in Seattle."
- The Three Types Of Mentors (And Which One You Need Now) by Ashley Stahl via Forbes "President Obama endorses the power of mentoring. Legends like Winston Churchill, Bill Gates, and even Elvis credit their success to having worked with a mentor."
- Why you should never ask someone to be your mentor by Gayle Laakmann McDowell via Fortune Magazine "If you want someone to be your mentor, don't ask them to be your mentor. Let it build (or collapse) authentically."
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 business leadership. The Takeaway:
- Why Deepak Chopra Thinks All Leaders Should Act More Like Women by Kerry Close via Inc." 'Imagine a government with a cabinet like this," he said. "We could dream a new world into actuality, a more sustainable, kind, nurturing world.' "
- "The Four Leadership Traits that Translate to Business Success" by Lydia Dishman via Fast Company "According to KRW International, a leadership consultancy, CEOs whose characters were highly rated by employees had an average return on assets of 9.35% over two years, almost five times as much as CEOs with low scores whose return on assets averaged just 1.93%."