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Mentoring a Talented Intern with Communication Challenges

I am asked on a daily basis to respond to questions regarding mentoring, mentoring process and how mentoring can bring value to individuals and/or organizations. Here is one those questions and my response. Q: How would you mentor a talented intern who has great potential but has difficulties in communication with other staff? The intern has difficulties with eye contact and voice … [Read more...]

Mentoring in Times of Change

“Dear Mentor, Something is Changing…!” by Yvonne Thevenot, ICM-P, ACM-F, CCMP Job eliminated?  Tapped for an executive appointment?  Applying for your first role?  Applying for your next role?  Declined for a role?  Starting a new role?.....  The list goes on.  As we consider these critical career moments it is almost guaranteed that if you have experienced any of these, you will recall the … [Read more...]

Effective Mentoring’s Response to Increased PTSD and How It Impacts Both Genders Differently (Effective Mentoring Continuing Series – PTSD a Gender Perspective (#3)

            Many organizations are ill equipped to deal with employee stress and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in the workplace. One of the biggest mistakes with managements’ approach in dealing with employees are by treating everyone the same cookie-cutter approach. PTSD shows up differently in different people and does not tend to effect … [Read more...]

QUORA MENTOR – MENTOR AND MENTORING RESPONSES #16

          I am asked on numerous occasions to respond to questions regarding mentoring, mentoring process and how mentoring can bring value to individuals and/or organizations. Here are some of those questions and my responses. Q: Is it possible to fix a toxic work environment without changing the company's leadership? A: If the toxicity is evident in … [Read more...]

PTSD AND STRESS IN THE WORKPLACE

If You Have Stress in the Workplace, Read This …   I watched Jay Shetty’s video If Work Stresses You Out Watch This. It carried a message so strong it inspired me to write this post about PTSD and Stress in the Workplace. First, let’s establish some of the video’s work stats. ____________________________ 35% of us say that the #1 cause for stress in the workplace is our bosses … [Read more...]