Truth: Job satisfaction is connected to your cholesterol
Across the rich world more women are working than ever before. Coping with this change will be one of the great challenges of the coming decades
The business of empowering women presents a case for why and how the private sector should intensify its engagement in the economic empowerment of women in developing countries and emerging markets.
As formal mentoring programs gain popularity, the need for identifying and preparing good mentors grows.
By using their knowledge and experience to support up-and-coming entrepreneurs, mentors are helping drive growth in companies that can create jobs and generate revenue. Mentors are impacting their local economy and making the region they live in a more exciting and vibrant place. That's a pretty fulfilling way to donate your time
One of the most common reasons for mentoring programmes failing is that they forget to train mentees sufficiently. Programmes that train only mentors deliver less than half the benefits, on average, than those that train both participants.
When you look at any given organization, you will most likely find that there are more men than women in the role of mentor. This is odd, considering that women are perceived as â°ÃÃgiversâ°ÃÂ and â°ÃÃnurturersâ°ÃÂ, when mentoring is all about giving and nurturing.
Itâ°ÃÂªs been my experience that women who hold C-Level positions may do a good job of managing the performance of those who work directly with them, but in general are not active enough in mentoring those individuals outside of their direct reports.
Yoda, whom Luke meets on an isolated planet in the galaxy, initially appears to be an unlikely guide for such a momentous journey. Yet the elfish character puts up with Luke's initial insolence and arrogance, takes him under his pointed ears and manages to bring out the Knight that is within him. Yoda demonstrates, as the mentor to mentors, how to give support to a promising individual, how to offer challenges that permit one to learn and grow, and how to provide vision so that the "mentee" gains confidence and, eventually, independence.
In a poll taken during one of our recent webinars, 66% of attendees stated that they use a combination of mentoring and training in the workplace. This combination of methods is just one way in which you can free up your training budget while generating an even better developmental result.