Posts Tagged: mentor

New Quiz! Do You Need a Mentor, Coach or Champion?

It’s no secret that professional relationships are a career asset. Just look at the success of LinkedIn. The social media platform is so successful because it helps facilitate relationships that are critical for moving millions of careers forward. But sometimes it can be tricky to identify which kind of relationship is most helpful at particular stages in… Read more »

Mentorship: Harnessing the Force within You

Could Luke Skywalker harness his abilities without Yoda’s wisdom? Would the Banks family learn the importance of family without Mary Poppins? There are no shortage of mentor-mentee relationships in cinema. In these examples, the mentors provide insight to bring out the best in the mentees. Similarly, we can leverage the advantages of mentorships to get ahead and avoid… Read more »

Mentoring in Government Agencies: 5 Ways to Empower Employees

Mentoring has long been an effective informal career development tactic in many government agencies. In a testimony to Congress, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Associate Director and Chief Human Capital Officer Nancy H. Kichak described the use of mentoring by federal agencies: “Mentoring is critical and can happen in many ways – through formal… Read more »

Agency Heads Need Mentors, Too

Top executives require advice about their leadership styles and operating environs – in government as well as in the private sector. How do they get it? Suzanne de Janasz and Maury Peiperl interviewed dozens of corporate executives over the past two years to understand how “new CEOs in large organizations gain access to seasoned counsel… Read more »