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Change Mediation – a Mentoring Role

    Back in 2016 which seems like a long time ago I wrote an article on change management and the role of a mentor as change mediator. I have attached a link to that article for your reference. What I have observed is that the landscape both on a personal and professional basis has not changed much in how we deal with and address change. I have started to do a … [Read more...]

Mentoring – A New Horizon

    With the increased demand for mentoring in both the personal space as well as the professional space the need to find the right mentor – a trained mentor has become top of mind for many. We have for so long been satisfied with the Traditional style of mentoring – the more senior/older person passing on their wisdom to a much younger person. Times have … [Read more...]

What the World Gains From Optimism

    I wanted to share with you the content from a presentation that was given by a young person to his school. The message that follows is a powerful one but let me first introduce you to the author: My name is Dawson and I’m eleven years old and in grade six.  My hobbies at home are to hang out with my brother, play a few video games and collect hockey cards. … [Read more...]

A Culture Poisoned – Mentoring as a Solution

    I sat and listened to the experiences that were being shared of bullying in the work place and the impact that it was having on employees of that organization. I was saddened that it was yet another law enforcement agency that was overcome by this poisonous behavior. This news resonated with me more than you can imagine as I come from a law enforcement … [Read more...]

Micro-Management – Mentoring and Leadership Development

  All you have to do is take a look around you in the organization that you are in today and ask yourself if any of the following signs or symptoms are present in the leaders/managers:Resist delegating work Immerse themselves in the work assigned to others Look at the detail instead of the big picture Discourage others from making decisions Get involved in the … [Read more...]

TalentC Recognized for Top Practices in Leadership Development Globally

LEAD2017 Award Winners have been announced recognizing the top practices in Leadership Development globallyPrestigious leadership awards salute the world's top leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their most important asset - their people.Nashville, Tennessee Distinguished recipients of this year's LEAD awards were named today for outstanding … [Read more...]

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS STRESS

    I have been bouncing this statement off a number of colleagues and was intrigued by some of the responses that I got back. When we talked our way through the concept we actually came to agree that the statement may well be true. So there you go! I have said it now – “there is no such thing as stress!”So what is the definition of stress? “The term … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION FOR MENTORING GOES VIRTUAL

January 4, 2017TalentC People Services Inc, & ACQUIROS, IncWe are excited to announce the launch of the International Certified Mentor (ICM) Foundation Level Mentor Training Program going virtual. ACQUIROS and TalentC® worked together to create the International Certification for Mentoring program which launched in 2010. It is now being delivered to an … [Read more...]

Through the Eyes of a Mentee

     We started the exploration of what mentoring actually meant to those that are involved in the process – the mentors and the mentees. We reached out to a number of mentors and gathered their perspective on mentoring and what it meant to them. (http://talentc.ca/2016/through-the-eyes-of-a-mentor/)We now want to share the perspective of a number … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Mentoring

    When you are thinking of finding a mentor or becoming involved in a mentoring program have you thought about the journey that mentoring has been on over the years. Mentoring was always seen as the wise old sage at the top of the mountain peak sharing their wisdom and knowledge more so by telling rather than guiding. We refer to that as the “traditional … [Read more...]