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Modern Mentoring: the 5 levels of listening

How good of a listener would you say you are? Mentoring Evangelist Aya Titus breaks down the different types of listening mentors and mentees need to strive for in order to create successful mentoring relationships. For more tips, check out …

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Turn Mentoring Conversations into Actions

Your mentoring conversations are critical to your success. Without good dialogue, your mentoring relationship could lack focus, intent, and follow-through. Don’t let your mentoring relationship suffer!
Here are tips from River on how to get more from your mentoring conversations. …

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Mentoring in Cybersecurity: 5 tips

Gerald Auger from “Simply Cyber” shares his top 5 power tips for mentoring in the cybersecurity community. This applies to both mentors and mentees and will help you identify those relationships organically, ensure that they are healthy relationships, and demystify …

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Coaching Vs. Mentoring: Do you know the difference?

Contrary to popular belief, there’s a difference between coaching and mentoring. And you, as a front line leader, a supervisor or manager, need to know what it is. What does mentoring look like within an organization? Many organizations want to …

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The 6 C’s to Successful Mentorship

The mentor/mentee relationship is symbiotic in nature. The qualities and attributes in both mentees and mentors are synonymous. When mentorship is approached from a holistic lens, it has the power to build social capital and unlock human potential. Great educators have …

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Mentor or Mentee: What It Takes to Be Great

“The most satisfying thing in my career has been serving as a mentor to more than 100 mentees from the high school level to the attending physician level,” said Eliot Siegel, M.D., professor of diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine, as …

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5 Questions You Should Ask as a Mentee

It can be overwhelming to try to figure out what you want to gain from mentoring (it can sometimes feel like that childhood question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”). But if you pull apart the …

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5 Steps to Find the Right Mentor for You

Follow these steps to find a mentor who can support you by providing the insights and assistance you need.

1. Reflect on whether mentorship is a good fit for you

Consider your attributes and whether you would be a good …

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Prepare for your Mentor Meeting: Questions and Best Practices

Question ideas for mentees (to ask mentors)
What courses / books / resources have made an impact on your career?
What’s some leadership advice you’d share with another manager? Maybe an early lesson or mistake you learned from?
How do you measure …

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Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters: Becoming an Effective Mentor

Choose Mentees Carefully   

A mentee should be curious, organized, efficient, responsible, and engaged. Sometimes mentors can even consider testing mentees on their responsiveness. My mentor asked me to watch four TEDTalks, listen to one podcast, attend a workshop, and read …

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