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Mentors

Doing Something for Someone Else Without Keeping the Score!

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Gore

A person who is happy to help you, guide you or set you on the right path and expects nothing in return. They don't think in terms of "reward," or expecting you to reciprocate. Their joy is in seeing you prosper, grow or develop.

Ask the Experts: 10 Simple Ways to Take Action Today to Create the Life You Want to Live

Leisa Peterson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

I've interviewed 28 thought-leading entrepreneurs from around the world. What they collectively taught me has blown my mind. Even if you haven't participated, this is powerful information you won't want to be without.

Pay It Forward: A Guide to Being the Mentor and the Mentee

Linda Lightman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Linda Lightman

Starting my company Linda's Stuff 15 years ago was the thrill of a lifetime, but it was also exhausting and filled with daily struggles. Being the fi...

5 Ways Women Can Develop Leadership Skills

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Remember, your leadership is needed, you don't have to be perfect to be a leader, you just have to be passionate and authentic. The key is to seek out the resources you need, permit yourself to pursue a leadership position and empower yourself to seize it.

How Business Leaders Can Engage Young People And Help Them Rise Above Their Circumstances

Sam Kirk | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Sam Kirk

By providing these viable alternatives, businesses and schools can ultimately help young people fulfill their potential and avoid an at-risk lifestyle.

Why Mentors Matter

Smart Parents | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Smart Parents

During my senior year in high school, just about when the pressure of life and the ambivalence of graduation overwhelmed me, my dear drama teacher summoned me to his office from gym class.

Professional Mentorship -- A Double Edge Sword

Lisa Marie Jenkins | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Lisa Marie Jenkins

Find someone that guides you into self-inquiry, so you may hear your own intuition and wisdom. We all have it, we just all haven't been taught how to tune in and trust it!

Profound Proxies Got Me Here: Gratitude Is A Gift Best Given Forward

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I don't presume to know much, but through the challenges and obstacles of life, I have learned that gratitude begets more -- everything.

What Is Mentorship, and How Can I Be a Rock Star At It?

Ivo Lukas | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Ivo Lukas

People quite often ask me if everyone needs a mentor. The answer seems so easy to me (yes!) because it's actually right in front of our noses -- we just don't see it sometimes. Look closely at your circle of friends, family and other confidants. They are actually already mentoring you without you knowing.

When We Hand Down the Magic, Children and Teachers Succeed

Eric Cooper | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Teachers and mentors can have a magical impact on learning, but being a student can be just as exquisite. The roles of teacher and student are not as distinct as portrayed. Teaching and learning go both ways.

Former CEO Inspires Change and Gives Back in Retirement

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Last summer, I received a call asking if I would be interested in being mentored by a former CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. A trusted colleague of mine had a friend who was starting a business called My Next Season, designed to transition executives and CEOs out of their corporate positions and into a meaningful retirement phase.

Mentors For A Reason, For A Season And For Life

Debra Walton | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Debra Walton

When talking about mentors, it's important to distinguish between those you choose for a specific reason and those who are essentially "life" advisors. I like to say that there are "mentors for a reason, mentors for a season and mentors for life." We all should have a number of them in each category at any one time.

What Having A Mentor Really Means

Jim Calandra | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jim Calandra

The mentor relationship is a critical part of filling in the gaps between the skills you possess and those you need to succeed as a leader.

3 Lessons Learned From Mentoring Strippers and Adopting Sick Kids

James Carbary | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
James Carbary

When we find our identify in our circumstance, we miss out on the opportunity to make our tomorrow better. By choosing to rise above our circumstances, we become a beacon of hope to a world that needs it.

'Remember: I Will Always Be Your Little Brother'

Dr. Tim Cavell | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Dr. Tim Cavell

This week, I've been thinking about A, the first boy I mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters. It was his birthday this week, and I try to send him birthday wishes each year, even though I'm no longer his Big Brother.

Unreasonable Happiness

Edie Weinstein | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

How would you define happiness? For many people, it comes as a result of external events such as a relationship, a job, winning the lottery, buying a...

3 Things That Are Keeping Women From Reaching Top Management Positions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

When it comes to women achieving real, meaningful success in the workplace, much of the popular advice given over the past couple of years revolves ar...

The Significance of Options and Perspective

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

It's hard to keep perspective. Often we are able to look at the situations of others and make smart, well-thought analytical decisions for them, but when it comes to ourselves we don't apply the same filter or lens.

One Thing I Would Change

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

If I could change one thing about today's landscape, it would be to bring more women into the sphere of leadership. Why?

It's Not Personal, It's Business

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

"It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business." Sorry, Michael Corleone. You're wrong. And so are all the corporate phonies who cite this pseudo-proverb from The Godfather as an excuse to avoid taking a genuine and substantial interest in the people around them.

How I Met My Mentor

Jason Stuart | Posted 12.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

Co-authored with Belinda Carroll When I was a tiny gaybee -- before I became a stand-up comic -- I used to watch a lot of stand-up comedy. Especially...

Proud To Be A Total B*tch

Edie Weinstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Edie Weinstein

The truth is, no matter how thick the skin, words are able to penetrate and do their dirty work. It is when we believe them, that they are the most insidious.

Responsibility to Sometimes, if Need Be, Say No

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Today, I'm hearing a lot more about people having mentors, advisers or therapists who enrich our lives. And I'm glad we have great professionals in th...

The Odd Couple In Today's Office: Millennials Reverse Mentor Baby Boomers

April Rudin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
April Rudin

The term 'reverse mentor' was coined and first implemented by GE's Jack Welch in 1999 to help executives enter the Internet age. But Tibergien believes this kind of two-way sharing goes beyond its original intent and makes a statement about where vital intelligence comes from in business.

The Emotional Toll of Growing Up Black in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The cumulative and convergent toll of subtle, but discouraging, adult actions in schools and other child-serving systems they come into contact with too often impedes the success of children of color, especially those who are poor, and burdens them with an emotional toll they don't deserve.