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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.

4 Tips for Empowering Your Employees

4 Tips for Empowering Your Employees

Empowered people are stronger, more motivated, in all aspects of their lives, which translates well into their professional aspirations. In that same vein, people who remain unempowered possess less drive and are less likely to actively participate in both their personal and professional lives.

Best Self-Empowering Podcasts

Best Self-Empowering Podcasts

The quest for self-empowerment and enlightenment can be a rough one, but it doesn’t always have to be a long one. Listed below are five of the most moving and inspirational podcasts, perfectly crafted by people that understand the gravity of life. Jess Lively is...
How to Find Your Mentor, Part 2

How to Find Your Mentor, Part 2

Life is hard. It’s hard, and it is even harder to slog through alone. Thankfully, there are tried and true methods that will help you find the mentor to propel your career forward and make you a better person for it. Allow for organic interaction. Just like a...
How To Find Your Mentor, Part 1

How To Find Your Mentor, Part 1

No matter what industry you decide to enter, everyone can benefit from the wisdom and experience of someone’s who’s been in that line of work longer than you. Finding a mentor can mean having a supportive figure to lean on, to receive advice from, to ask questions in times of uncertainty. There are many advantages to asking someone to be your mentor. The process of doing so can be awkward, however, and worded incorrectly, can put a person in a corner. When looking for a mentor, here’s how to do so in a way that will foster an organic relationship that benefits the both of you.