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The Importance of Issue Identification to the Mentoring Arrangement

          If I want to advance my career development but seem to be in the midst of a struggle that would be an issue. If I did not believe in my capabilities that would be an issue. These are two of many examples that we could talk about that define what an issue could be. The challenge for us in the mentoring arrangement is to identify what those issues … [Read more...]

Mentor Arrangements and Ethical Standards

        I have been asked this question a number of times, “what is the behavior that is congruent with ethical standards in a mentor arrangement.” To answer this we need to break down the various pieces of this statement. Let’s first look at the definition of behavior. Behavior is defined as: “The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward … [Read more...]

GIFT OF MENTORING

      Do I really need a mentor? I think I am doing alright so why would I want a mentor? All a mentor will do for me is help me with my career development plans. I am not sure that I know what my plans are or if I could achieve them if I had a plan? When I ask myself about moving forward my inner voice keeps telling me that I will fail. My work place is riddled with … [Read more...]

It is Time – The Emergence of the Chief Mentoring Officer

        Organizations are now realizing the strategic significance of mentoring in their organization. It is seen as a way to address various business challenges and is in alignment with the creation of a “learning and development” environment that is focused on continuous growth. With continuous growth comes the innovative spirit that is lacking in so many … [Read more...]

Bullying – A Global Challenge

            At some time point in your life you have experienced bullying in some fashion. If the behavior was not addressed you assumed that it was acceptable behavior. Recent situations that have been reported in the media reflect how the behavior has gone unaddressed and we see people in positions of power using that to gain the upper hand in … [Read more...]