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Mentoring the Next Generation of Future Leaders

Leadership development is a dynamic and multifaceted process. Effective leadership development uses every day work as the developmental experience and relies on the wisdom and guidance of a strong mentor.There are a number of relevant developmental opportunities to develop skills and expand professional networks. The first thing you will want to do is to determine where your skill gaps exist and what areas you want to development.The following questions may be helpful to guide you through a…See More
Apr 11
Ryan Arba liked Kathy Wentworth Drahosz's blog post 'The Power of Professional Networks'
Mar 12
Kathy Wentworth Drahosz posted a blog post

The Power of Professional Networks

Professional networks are a very important piece of career progression. Not only do they expand your circle of contacts, but they can also help to build confidence, test new skills, and provide opportunities for career advancement. The more occasions you have to make new connections, the better equipped you will be at utilizing resources available to you and building your brand.Expanding the mentee’s sphere of influence also produces additional benefits. Broadened networks can provide extra…See More
Mar 11
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Creating a Vision Board

Vision boards can be a very powerful tool as they are a positive reminder of what your goals and ambitions look like. Creating a vision board also increases the probability that these goals and accomplishments will become reality when you are visually reminded of them on a daily basis.Creating a vision board is neither difficult nor time consuming, but it does take some thought. When crafting your vision board, it is important to keep true to your own personal values and prioritize the elements…See More
Feb 12
Kathy Wentworth Drahosz posted a blog post

Creating a Vision Board

Vision boards can be a very powerful tool as they are a positive reminder of what your goals and ambitions look like. Creating a vision board also increases the probability that these goals and accomplishments will become reality when you are visually reminded of them on a daily basis.Creating a vision board is neither difficult nor time consuming, but it does take some thought. When crafting your vision board, it is important to keep true to your own personal values and prioritize the elements…See More
Feb 11
Nateria Dickey liked Kathy Wentworth Drahosz's blog post 'The Secret to Achieving any Goal'
Jan 16
A blog post by Kathy Wentworth Drahosz was featured

The Secret to Achieving any Goal

Happy New Year!Each New Year rings in a renewed hope and optimism that the coming year will be better than the last. The New Year also brings forth the desire to make plans that will enhance our physical well being and professional stature. This is the perfect time to plan goals and begin the process of moving forward to achieve them. The goal setting process should be thoughtful and methodical. Goal setting is not just about doing, but also about planning, reflecting and celebrating. The best…See More
Jan 14
Kathy Wentworth Drahosz posted a blog post

The Secret to Achieving any Goal

Happy New Year!Each New Year rings in a renewed hope and optimism that the coming year will be better than the last. The New Year also brings forth the desire to make plans that will enhance our physical well being and professional stature. This is the perfect time to plan goals and begin the process of moving forward to achieve them. The goal setting process should be thoughtful and methodical. Goal setting is not just about doing, but also about planning, reflecting and celebrating. The best…See More
Jan 13
Kathy Wentworth Drahosz posted a blog post

Career Strategies for the Holiday Season

Oh it’s that time of year again - that special time when we are presented with continuous family and social obligations. To add to the mix, there are additional items on our holiday to-do lists and a series of professional social events that compete for our time. As we wade through all of these conflicting responsibilities we often look for ways to pare down our lists to minimize stress. Unfortunately, some of the things that we choose to eliminate can actually help enhance our careers and our…See More
Dec 11, 2013
A blog post by Kathy Wentworth Drahosz was featured

Building and Maintaining Resiliency

If the recent economic challenges and government disruptions have taught us anything it would be the need for resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to weather sudden change and recover from setbacks with very little damage. It is also about using a challenging situation to your best possible advantage to move forward. Resiliency brings a sense of stability in changing and uncertain times.  Building and maintaining resiliency is important for both your personal and professional life. It is what…See More
Nov 11, 2013
Kathy Wentworth Drahosz posted a blog post

Building and Maintaining Resiliency

If the recent economic challenges and government disruptions have taught us anything it would be the need for resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to weather sudden change and recover from setbacks with very little damage. It is also about using a challenging situation to your best possible advantage to move forward. Resiliency brings a sense of stability in changing and uncertain times.  Building and maintaining resiliency is important for both your personal and professional life. It is what…See More
Nov 11, 2013
A blog post by Kathy Wentworth Drahosz was featured

Are You Ready for an Executive Sponsor?

One of the biggest trends in career advancement today is executive sponsorship.  An executive sponsor is very different than a mentor and while they should never replace them, they are in a unique position to take a promising junior professional to the next level. Given their status and seniority, they have considerable influence in opening many professional doors, opportunities and networks. They act as a career advocate and use their power and pull to champion one’s career progression.There…See More
Oct 14, 2013
Kathy Wentworth Drahosz posted a blog post

Are You Ready for an Executive Sponsor?

One of the biggest trends in career advancement today is executive sponsorship.  An executive sponsor is very different than a mentor and while they should never replace them, they are in a unique position to take a promising junior professional to the next level. Given their status and seniority, they have considerable influence in opening many professional doors, opportunities and networks. They act as a career advocate and use their power and pull to champion one’s career progression.There…See More
Oct 11, 2013
Benjamin Vasquez liked Kathy Wentworth Drahosz's blog post 'Practicing Professionalism'
Sep 24, 2013
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Sep 20, 2013
Kathy Wentworth Drahosz commented on Kathy Wentworth Drahosz's blog post 'Practicing Professionalism'
"You bring up a good point Jaime about the manner in which we handle adversity. Many times folks get caught in the heat of the moment and forget about the perception that they are giving to others – especially management. Just one instance of…"
Sep 19, 2013

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Kathy Wentworth Drahosz's Blog

Mentoring the Next Generation of Future Leaders

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

Leadership development is a dynamic and multifaceted process. Effective leadership development uses every day work as the developmental experience and relies on the wisdom and guidance of a strong mentor.

There are a number of relevant developmental opportunities to develop skills and expand professional networks. The first thing you will want to do is to determine where your skill gaps exist and what areas you want to development.

The following questions may be helpful to…

Continue

The Power of Professional Networks

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 11:49am 0 Comments

Professional networks are a very important piece of career progression. Not only do they expand your circle of contacts, but they can also help to build confidence, test new skills, and provide opportunities for career advancement. The more occasions you have to make new connections, the better equipped you will be at utilizing resources available to you and building your brand.

Expanding the mentee’s sphere of influence also produces…

Continue

Creating a Vision Board

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

Vision boards can be a very powerful tool as they are a positive reminder of what your goals and ambitions look like. Creating a vision board also increases the probability that these goals and accomplishments will become reality when you are visually reminded of them on a daily basis.



Creating a vision board is neither difficult nor time consuming, but it does take some thought. When crafting your vision board, it is…

Continue

The Secret to Achieving any Goal

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

Happy New Year!



Each New Year rings in a renewed hope and optimism that the coming year will be better than the last. The New Year also brings forth the desire to make plans that will enhance our physical well being and professional stature. This is the perfect time to plan goals and begin the process of moving forward to achieve them. 



The goal setting process should be thoughtful and methodical. Goal setting is not…

Continue

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