Tune in: The Importance of Listening in Mentoring

There is a famous saying that goes, “One who listens need not say much.” Listening is an essential quality of a good mentor. A mentor must understand, interpret, evaluate, and then react to what a mentee is saying. This calls for mentors to be great listeners. The power of listening can benefit mentors and mentees in sharing knowledge …

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Mentoring a Younger Generation: A Lesson in Growth

As we grow and advance within our careers, it’s important to continue learning and adding to our skillset. This couldn’t be truer for professional mentors, individuals who serve as a continuing source of guidance for a younger generation of aspiring business professionals.  People just getting started on building a career don’t possess nearly as much …

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Short-cut to Mastery: Circumventing 10,000 Hours

In his book, Outliers, popular journalist and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell popularized the theory of “10,000 hours.” The theory holds that it takes a person ten thousand hours of targeted practice in a field to achieve mastery. There are some who agree with Gladwell’s theory and some who have gone to great lengths to disprove …

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Sowing the Seeds of Confidence in Mentees

Employees just starting out in business don’t always know where their strong points are. Many young professionals fall into roles that don’t challenge them. Their work becomes monotonous, leading to boredom and disengagement after a period of time. Some employees feel out of place or aimless, and even though they might be passing up an …

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