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25 questions to ask a mentor

A few years ago, around the time when I was launching this blog, I wrote an article called 4 Types of Questions to Ask A Mentor. To this day, it is …

Leadership

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Mentor Relationship

Mentoring is one trend that continues to grow and gain popularity, and that’s a very good thing. 82% of women agree that mentorship is important, yet only 1 out of every 5 women actually have a mentor. Mentorship plays a key role in helping women advance at work and climb the corporate ladder, but …

Use This Equation to Determine, Diagnose, and Repair Trust

<b>Anne Raimondi</b> was stumped. Two people she managed weren't getting along, and it was really impacting progress. In her private conversations with each …

Leadership

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Time Management

Ten Ways To Build Trust On Your Team

Every problem companies experience with their employees springs from the same root cause: there is too little trust in the environment. There is too much fear.<p>Too little trust and too much fear in a workplace has a name: it’s called a toxic work environment.<p>Poor performance, high turnover, problem …

Employment

Are You a Toxic Boss? Google's Management Study Will Tell You

Could you be a toxic boss and not even realize it?<p>Google recently conducted one of the most thorough studies of management behavior ever completed by a large corporation. Started in 2009, a team in Google's People Innovation Lab spent one year data mining performance appraisals, employee surveys, …

The Workplace

How Smart Leaders Handle Employee Turnover

Turnover is a part of any organization. How you handle it will make all the difference.<p>"John I have bad news, and I wanted you to be the first to know. I have been offered a new job that I just can't refuse."<p>It hurt and I was disappointed. Not only was he a super talented professional but he added …

Employee Engagement

The Best Mentors Teach Their Apprentices This 1 Crucial Lesson

Mentorship isn't about being taught directly. It's about paying attention to the little things<p>Great mentors are hard to come by.<p>Everyone wants a mentor-;and many think that attracting a mentor means finding someone who is going to give them all the answers for free.<p>But the truth is, mentors are …

Self-improvement

How Leaders Can Keep Their Cool in a Crisis

The word crisis suggests something that happens infrequently. But these days, crises have become a regular state of affairs. Brands that you’d think would be fairly immune to scandal have found themselves embroiled in controversy. And those that deal with public relations challenges regularly have …

Everyone Hates Setting Goals. Here's How Google Makes It Easier for Its Employees

If a goal doesn't challenge you, then it won't change you.<p>It's that time of year--leaders everywhere are charging employees with the task of establishing goals for 2018. If you've never been through a structured process, this exercise can be daunting, and frankly, feel like a big waste of time. I …

Employment

Why Company Culture Goes Bad -- And How To Fix It

Dear Liz,<p>I started working for my current organization four years ago.<p>I was hired as the Credit Manager. Two years ago I moved over to Compensation and Benefits.<p>I took a one-year leave of absence when I had my daughter.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>When I came back to work I noticed huge changes in the culture …

Leadership

How To Manage The Four Strong Personalities You See In Meetings

We’ve all got our quirks, and most of us bring strengths and some weaknesses to the teams to which we belong. But there are four strong personalities that stand out for their ability, both positively and negatively, to impact team dynamics, especially when it comes to meetings.<p>There are the</b> …

Leadership

5 Simple Things You Can Do Every Day to Be Super-organized

We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done long before they’re due, keep their homes and …

Sheryl Sandberg Says These 9 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Best of all, those words can be applied to almost any situation.<p>If you're playing the "Who has the most impressive résumé?" game, Sheryl Sandberg is hard to beat. Facebook. Google. The U.S. Treasury Department. McKinsey & Company. The World Bank.<p>Clearly, she knows how to build and grow a career -- …

Sheryl Sandberg

How to Resolve Office Clashes Before They Turn Toxic

The cost of bad behavior is lost productivity and lost relationships. Here's what to do when being mad needs to be tamed.<p>Loud and angry yelling in today's workplace is rare. While it still happens,on occasion, we are more sophisticated and have other sources for venting.<p>You know, like social media. …

Anger Management

How you can use a Bullet Journal to organise your entire life

We're all constantly on the look out for ways to improve our lives, whether it's drinking more water, eating healthier, getting abs, or just …

Productivity

How You Promote People Can Make or Break Company Culture

Managing promotions effectively is one of the most powerful ways leaders can drive their company’s success. We surveyed over 400,000 U.S. workers in the past year and found that when people believe promotions are managed effectively, they’re more than twice as likely to give extra effort at work …

Management

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career

Slow, rational thought is the key to protecting yourself.<p>Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major …

Emotional Intelligence

When to Decentralize Decision Making, and When Not To

Rare is the business executive who doubts the importance of responsiveness: to be acutely alert to business opportunities and threats, and to be capable of grabbing the opportunity or fending off the threat fast and effectively. Hence, when (re-)designing the organization structure, they tend to …

Management

Charities fear tax bill could turn philanthropy into a pursuit only for the rich

Many U.S. charities are worried the tax overhaul bill signed by President Trump on Friday could spur a landmark shift in philanthropy, speeding along the decline of middle-class donors and transforming charitable gift-giving into a pursuit largely left to the wealthy.<p>The source of concern is how …

How to Understand the Five Stages of a Successful Project

Understanding the Five Stages of a Project<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>While some project methodologies such as agile approaches compress or repeat the …

How to Run an Efficient Meeting--Without Being Bossy or Taking Over

If you are a leader or subject matter expert, here are the meeting best practices that will help you and your team produce the best results.<p>Of course you are going to run the meeting. You probably know the most about the subject and care most about it. Why would you not run the meeting? Because …

Team Building

28 Phrases the Most Likable Employees Use at Work

Research suggests that certain phrases will increase morale and employee engagement.<p>You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50 percent of employees believe turnover would go down if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. …

Employee Engagement

Stop Playing Tetris (With Teams, Sprints, Projects, and Individuals)

For a year or two, I have been using Tetris as a metaphor for a slew of software product development anti-patterns. It works on the individual, team, …

Would You Turn Down A 10% Raise To Stay With A Great Boss?

According to a recent management study, 56% of employees would turn down a 10% raise to stay with a great boss.<p>Does this somewhat contrarian finding surprise me? Actually… about as much as if you told me the sun will rise in the east tomorrow.<p>Why? Simply put, because management matters. …

Employee Engagement

10 Tips for Leading Disruption During Times of Uncertainty

How you can keep momentum from fizzling during times of uncertainty.<p>VIP Contributor<p>Leadership Futurist and Gender Equity Advocate<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a disrupter during times of uncertainty can derail your stakeholders and the transformational change …

Innovation

6 Brilliant Steps Smart Employees Use to Get What They Want from Their Managers

Rachael O'Meara, a Google sales executive and leadership coach, researched and came up with a six-step strategy employees can use to negotiate for their personal development.<p>"I don't like learning new things and improving my skills," said no employee ever. It's inherent in our core human design -- …

Corporate Culture

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Stuck in Judgment? Ask Yourself These 5 Transforming Questions

Here's how to shift your perspective when you are caught up in negativity.<p>Believe it or not, it is possible to develop your empathetic ability. The goal in understanding others is to let them know that they are supported and how they feel is important to you. The outcome can be life changing: You …

Self-help

How to Coach People Into Leadership Roles

This post was first published on CoderHood as How to Coach People Into Leadership Roles. CoderHood is a blog dedicated to the human dimension of …