8 Ways to Make Meetings Suck Less

For many, “meeting” is an evil word. Meetings can suck the life from you and your staff, particularly your millennial workforce, by distracting from the critical day-to-day actions that are needed to keep a business afloat. Poorly-run meetings waste more time and money than any other facet of corporate life, a problem to which startups are especially susceptible. 

On the other hand, well-run organizations properly hire and train managers who can keep meetings short and to the point, with an outline and an accurate list of who needs to be in the room. This frees top performers to continue their winning streak, rather than find themselves stuck in an office-wide meeting that has no bearing on their work.

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[Webinar] “Engaging Millennials Through Mentorship” with Dr. Luis Velasquez

Over the next few years, millions of experienced baby boomers will be leaving the workforce, making way for a new generation of up-and-coming Millennials. Is your company prepared for a seamless transfer of institutional knowledge, both to stay competitive and to effectively engage the millennials?

Dr. Luis Velasquez addresses the potential challenges and various solutions companies can adopt, as well as provide a guide that covers everything from streamlining the onboarding process to implementing innovative learning tools. He also dives deep into what this generation wants and expects, and how you can provide them with the right level of engagement and excitement in the workplace to be successful.

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The Worst Kept Secret in HR: Mentoring and Coaching Most Important For Millennials

As they say, it all starts from within. Leadership needs to ensure that they have the right HR managers in place who are in tune with the next generation of leaders. These managers need to be innovative, willing to take control, able to find tools like MentorCloud, and excited about implementing them for the better of the company.  We believe all HR managers have the best interest of their company; it is just a matter of what they do to show it.

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Q&A: The Art of Inquiry in Mentoring

A successful mentoring program is built on relationship, and the life vein of any relationship is communication. You can’t build trust, collaborate on goals, measure progress, or transfer knowledge—all important elements of a strong mentoring relationship—without maintaining strong and effective communication. In Tune in: The Importance of Listening in Mentoring, we explained how listening, an …

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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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Balance With Direction: Career Progression Through Mentoring

The workplace is changing. Employees are no longer confined to primary roles without opportunities for growth. Today’s employees are encouraged to augment their skills with cross training and to delve into other areas and responsibilities. Organizations are getting creative with job titles and responsibilities as they look to create a workforce that is versatile and …

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Mentoring Talent: Developing Workforce Potential

At any given organization, the typical employee pool is made up of people with different levels of ability, varying degrees of motivation, and assorted work ethics. Finding individuals with superior potential can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. But identifying these employees and fastracking them for success is essential to building …

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