Category Archives: Mentorship

How a Mentor Can Up Your Career Game


Sometimes you get to a point in your career where you need guidance from someone who’s been there before. Enter the mentor.

The benefits of having a stellar business mentor can be long term, from shaping the way you think about work-life balance to helping you set realistic professional goals…   

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Need a Mentor? Look for These 10 Powerful Mentorship Traits

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We all know how important mentors are to our personal and professional growth. What we don’t know is exactly how to find a good mentor. Specifically, what mentorship traits indicate this person can help us achieve our goals?   

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20 Ideas to Help You Co-manage Mentor Relationships [Infographic]

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It seems there’s plenty of advice out there about how to be a great mentor… but little on how to become a great mentee.

So where do you turn to learn how do you build a mutually-beneficial relationship with a mentor? What should you expect from a quality mentor?

And how can you help co-manage expectations?   

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Are You a Good Investment? How to Attract the Best Mentors

Investment in People

In the Social Age, when it seems like we’re always on – always connected – our time is precious. How we spend every hour matters.

And yet we – those who have been around for a while longer than our younger colleagues – want to give back. We intentionally find time to do pro bono work, volunteer, teach and – in my case – serve as a mentor…   

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8 Questions You Must Ask a Potential Mentor

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Your networking has led you to an influencer… an expert in your field… a potential mentor. You invite her to coffee, hoping to start a mutually-beneficial relationship. You know there’s a lot to learn from her… but where do you start? To help you launch the conversation in the best way possible — with an amazing ice-breaker question — we asked established young entrepreneurs this question: What one question should you ALWAYS ask a potential mentor? Here are some of their best answers…   “What Do You Wish You Knew at My Stage?” “I balance my mentor relationships between updating them   

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Face-off: Should Mentorship Relationships be Formal… or Informal?

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In a conversation on our blab series The Answer Zone, Mark Babbit and Amy Tobin had a rare disagreement on the question of mentorship. The subject of whether seeking out a establishing a formal mentorship in your workplace or life was of value. Here are two different takes on the subject:   

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