Thanks to each and everyone of our users, clients, partners, investors, advisors and most importantly to our colleagues who made 2017, a year of significant growth and accomplishments for MentorCloud. Our mission is to be the catalyst for 100 million insightful conversations between mentors and mentees, by 2020. The momentum we have seen in 2017 gives us complete confidence of being able to achieve our mission as we launch into 2018.
Most people mistakenly think that they can achieve great success in their career with just an education from a good college, some on-the-job training and experience, and a little bit of hard work. All of these are necessary but not sufficient. In today’s highly competitive world that we live in, it is necessary to know how to take your game to the next level and differentiate yourself from your peers. How do you do that?
Entrepreneurs are special! They are smart, knowledgeable, passionate and extremely driven individuals. They visualize and createthings that most people in the world couldn’t even imagine! And yet it is a troubling fact that within 3 years, close to 90% of the companies founded by these visionary entrepreneurs fail. Read more to learn why and what we can do about it.
Contemplating how best to engage your millennial workforce? Implement reverse mentoring, break down barriers within the organization, and provide them with regular, honest, and authentic feedback. Read on for more useful tips!
"Millennials want frequent real-time feedback to keep learning and progressing quickly. They even place training, mentoring, and flexible work arrangements as priorities above financial benefits – and mentoring is well and above their preferred way of learning. In fact, 75% see mentorship as crucial to their success. Yet only 51% of Gen Y women surveyed by LinkedIn said they have had a mentor."
A failed founder is without question one of the most experienced people to go after in the job market. They have shown that they will take risks, work long hours to achieve success, communicate with customers, and blend all of the different pieces of a company's operations into one. Most importantly, their previous failures give them an insatiable hunger for success - and it’s your company that will benefit.
Employees have an incredible impact on top- and bottom-lines, and a happy workforce through engagement will drive both to success. Engagement is no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity. True leaders know that they are never done motivating and engaging their staff; in fact, those who think they’ve done all they can do have already lost the battle.