Brainpower boosters? Not so fast…

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Steve Robbins presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

Being in the self-help space to some degree, I see an awful lot of products designed to “boost your brainpower.” This is an interesting value proposition, but it’s incomplete. You need to ask: how will you use the boosted brainpower? What will you expect it to do that your current brainpower isn’t doing? This is…
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Be a Truth-Teller: Advice for Better Mentoring

Posted on: November 1st, 2015 by News presented by How to Mentor No Comments

As a small business owner, you forge strong bonds with your staff and serve as their teachers, whether you realize it or not. Foster better, more honest relationships with those team members with these great tips from our recent panel on small business mentoring. Be respectful. Maria Contreras-Sweet, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s current chief,…
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Four Ways You Can Impact Learning

Posted on: October 1st, 2015 by All Things Workplace presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

More and more, job candidates are asking the question, "What will I learn here?" If they don't like the answer they may keep looking. For leaders, managers, and heads of projects, helping people learn is a critical contribution to individual and organizational success. So, here are Four Ways to Impact Learning that will serve you…
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5 Ways To Raise The Bar On Your Mentoring Relationships

Posted on: September 1st, 2015 by Mentoring Matters Blog presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

Starting Strong walks you through several fictional mentoring examples, highlighting the importance of the first 90 days of a mentoring relationship and pointing out invaluable conversations to have. One of those fictional examples introduces readers to Rafa. Rafa is a composite of hundreds of mentees we have worked with over the past 15 years. He’s an ambitious…
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Want to change yourself? Change the system.

Posted on: August 1st, 2015 by Steve Robbins presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

While reading “The Lucifer Effect,” it’s becoming increasingly clear how much of behavior is a product of situations and systems. I think that coaches and psychological change agents are missing this piece, big-time. I have many people tell me that “if a person just gets clear on their big passion, they’ll make the change they…
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Your Next Aha!; Is the Beginning, Not the End

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by All Things Workplace presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

How many times have you studied, thought, worked, conversed, or meditated in order to reach an "Aha!" moment? It seems to me that we have a tendency to treat "Ahas!" as if they are a result.  Yet when you look at them carefully, they signal a beginning; a sign that there may be a new…
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Why a Good Mentor Can Help Take an Entrepreneur’s Business to the Next Level

Posted on: June 1st, 2015 by News presented by How to Mentor No Comments

Most entrepreneurs know that the skills needed to launch a new business are often quite different from the skills needed to maintain a growing enterprise. That's what Marc Diana, founder of personal finance site MoneyTips.com, discovered after he launched his first business venture 15 years ago. For most business owners, corporate growth is exactly what…
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What’s your industry? The answer may surprise you.

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 by Steve Robbins presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

The way people define industries is really quite interesting. I’ve once again been asked to be a judge for the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition. They asked what industries I’m comfortable commenting on. It’s a surprisingly hard question to answer, because it’s quite unclear what an “industry” is. Here are a sample of a…
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Why Should You Want to Work There?

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by All Things Workplace presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

An international survey of more than 500 HR executives by global talent management firm Bernard Hodes (now part of Findly) has found that the quality or reputation of products and services, the corporate culture and the work environment are a business's most important attributes when it comes to bringing talent on board. Ethical reputation also scored…
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Need Better Leadership Skills? Get a Mentor!

Posted on: March 1st, 2015 by Management Mentors presented by How To Mentor Toolkit No Comments

Many people believe that you are either born with leadership skills or you are not. Although some people are natural born leaders, it is possible to learn how to lead….and mentoring can help.  How does mentoring foster leadership? Most people need to learn and continually practice leadership skills. There are very few naturals out there….
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