Often times mentoring is misconstrued or misunderstood. What exactly is it? Who is a good mentor? When and how do we do this? Read these six ways mentoring builds character and competence.
BLOGS AND BYLINES
BLOGS AND BYLINES
Just last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual conference titled “Talent Forward – 18.” The all-day program was packed with attendees – so much so that there was standing room only in a ballroom-sized venue at the U.S. Chamber’s Headquarters in [...]
Get Entrepreneurial: How Your Small Corporation Can Make a Huge Impact — a byline from Businessing Magazine
In its Great Jobs, Great Lives study, Gallup researched how America can best prepare students for a productive work life. It was the largest representative study of its kind, and included interviews with students, graduates, professors, administrators, parents, and employers. Gallup found that [...]
A Simple Way to Make a Big Difference in the World: Here’s How and Why You Should Be a Mentor — a byline from Good News Network
When Rodney was seventeen, he checked out of foster care and into a homeless shelter. Every morning he would quickly take a sponge bath in the school bathroom before attending his first class. No one knew of his circumstances and it’s no wonder Rodney had a hard time maintaining even a 1.3 [...]
How can America best prepare students for a productive work life? How can we address the skills gap? In its’ Great Jobs, Great Lives study, Gallup found that 98 percent of chief academic officers at colleges and universities reported: “confidence that they were preparing students for success in [...]
Patty: This month, I turn to yet another company that is doing incredible work in the mentorship arena, impacting its communities, culture, and employees in profound ways. Below, you will learn how GM is impacting communities and students around the country. It is my privilege to interview GM [...]
Patty: I’m excited to shine a light on companies that are doing incredible work in the mentorship arena, how they are impacting their communities, their culture, and their employees. I’m particularly fascinated when they incorporate Project Based Mentoring into their mentor/mentee [...]
Eleven Essential Steps to Building Mentoring Partnerships with Companies — a byline from Education Reimagined
In my first article for Education Reimagined, I reported an extremely significant finding from Gallup’s “Great Jobs, Great Lives” study. Students were twice as likely to be engaged in their work and cultivate a sense of well-being later in life if they had two particular experiences while in [...]
One of the single most important things the human race has done over the course of time is teach younger generations how to develop and hone a skill. Unlike nearly every other living creature on earth, we humans are born with few instincts, and it takes years before we can be self-reliant. [...]
In my article published last month, we looked at the phenomenal pace of change happening in the workplace—how we all are impacted by technology, culture, and environmental influences. A series of pressing questions followed: How do we best prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow? Whose [...]
Did you ever consider that by simply showing up, sharing your professional experience, and describing how you overcame bumps along the way, you could inspire a lightbulb moment for a student?