10 skills gained through mentorship

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Employers want employees with the following skills: Interpersonal skills Leadership Perseverance Commitment Personal responsibility Maturity/work ethic Knowledge/skills of the profession Each of these skills can be gained and/or honed in mentoring relationships. 10 skills specifically gained through mentoring 1. Increased confidence 2. Risk-taking behaviors This one is especially important. Risk-taking is necessary for career advancement. Mentors […]

Check out these two new mentoring articles

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Check out these two new resources about mentoring. Thanks to Lori and Kristin for sending them my way. I love it when you share with me so I can share with others. Troy Paino writes about “The mentor who inspired me to inspire,” about a teacher from his freshman year in college. And in “5 Essentials […]

It’s a new year! Get a mentor

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The Lord was kind when He gave us new calendar years. My challenge for you in 2014 is to get a mentor…or a protégé. I don’t know how you feel about mentoring; I continue to have something of a love/hate relationship with it myself. In the final shakeout, I love it. I really do. Mentoring […]

Mentorship: Why all the hype?

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Twenty years ago I never heard anyone talk about mentoring. Now the term is everywhere. Why has mentoring become a hot topic? Interest in mentoring has been steadily growing for the past decade. Several factors are contributing to this. Factor #1…boomers are retiring from the workplace. Since there aren’t enough Generation X employees to fill […]