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4 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Mentor

4 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Mentor

With the holiday season in full swing, the pressure to find the perfect present for everyone your list is on, including your mentor. Exchanging gifts in the professional world is a little different than the traditional exchange with family and friends, so you want to...
4 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Mentee

4 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Mentee

Find the right present for anyone can be a challenge, but it can be even harder in a professional setting when your relationship isn’t entirely established, yet. Finding the right present for your mentee, for example, can be tricky, if you are still getting to know them and want to strike the right balance of personal without being too forward.

Unexpected Places to Find A Mentor

Unexpected Places to Find A Mentor

Finding a mentor is one of the things that most people have trouble with. After all, it can be difficult to know where to meet them in the first place or find out about them. However, you don’t just have to discover your mentor from television or their famous book. Here are various ways you wouldn’t expect.

Your Mentee’s 3 Biggest Fears

Your Mentee’s 3 Biggest Fears

As a mentor, it’s important to know a lot about your mentee to ensure that you can help guide and counsel them on a frequent basis. For many mentees, they have fears that have caused them to be limited or have a lack of confidence as they’re mentored.

Using Positive Psychology with Your Mentees

Using Positive Psychology with Your Mentees

Although the concept has only been formally around for the past two decades, positive psychology has made quite an impact across academia and workplaces alike. Not to be confused with positive thinking, positive psychology is the idea that there are small, practical actions you can take to improve yourself.

3 Things All Mentors Should Do

3 Things All Mentors Should Do

Finding a mentor is frequently an important part of any new employee’s professional development, but being a strong mentor can be just as much of a challenge. In many ways, a mentor is responsible for guiding a mentee through the ins and outs of developing their career, and there are good ways to do that, as well as bad ones.

The Benefits of Mindfulness

The Benefits of Mindfulness

No matter the industry these days, more and more people lead stressful lives. Busy lives, without much pause in between one thing and the next. Between professional goals and raising a family, or maintaining hobbies, or perhaps a mix of all three, finding time to decompress can be like asking people to always eat a balanced diet: it’s really hard.