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Processing Paris

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Shannon Cutts

In the wake of the shock of Paris, I had allowed myself to adopt and believe what I now realize is a lie I've been telling myself - that this is the best we, the world, which includes me personally, can do, and there is no way it can or will ever get better.

What I Learned From My Mentor After His Death

Steve Leveen | Posted 11.07.2015 | Fifty
Steve Leveen

When William B. Provine died earlier this year, I lost my last mentor. Since I'm 61 years old, I shouldn't complain. But I can mourn, which is just what I was doing on a Sunday morning a few weeks ago when I walked to the beach in Delray to go for a long swim in the ocean.

Survival Kit for Entrepreneurs

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

When you decide to start a new business, at first everything is happiness, enthusiasm and energy to start your project. Nevertheless you need to take into consideration that only 15% of new businesses make it past the first two years.

Why I Mentor

Jeff Wald | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Jeff Wald

A startup founder recently asked me a simple, yet startling, question during our monthly meetings. We have been working together for nearly two years,...

The Opportunity Gap: The Dirty Secret About the Small Inequities Holding Women Back

Linda L. Addison | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

Gender imbalance is detrimental not only to women -- but also to companies. The business case for gender equity has never been stronger, with numerous studies demonstrating that diverse teams result in better decision-making and stronger financial results.

Does She Need a Role Model, a Mentor, or a Sponsor?

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Julie Kantor

It was about time to get the word 'women' into 'mentor'. So, I did. Just launched my new company twomentor (t-women-tor), LLC to get the words 'women'...

The Younger Mentor

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Robert L. Dilenschneider

In the new generational workplace, Baby Boomers are working alongside Millennials, a generation or two estranged from each other. But I believe that both groups can learn from the other, and the best way to do this is for the older worker to seek out a younger mentor.

The Secret to Asking for a Mentor Is Not Asking, Period

Quora | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business

Like friendships, mentorships--the ones that actually exist, not the ones that exist in name only--rarely start from a formal request and certainly not from a near stranger. It doesn't work for mostly the same reasons. It's artificially trying to create a personal relationship. Doesn't work.

How To 'Fake It Til You Make It' And Be Successful

Quora | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

I've been fortunate to have had some incredible mentors in my life, and with them the ability to sit in on and be surrounded by people that far exceed my current skill level. I seek these situations out because I know that the most effective way to grow is to play with and against people that are more skilled than you.

Why Every Start-Up Needs A Pair of Pom Poms

Charlotte Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Charlotte Moore

What was it that finally made you start your own business? Perhaps you couldn't stand another thankless day in your old job, or you were inspired by the success of other entrepreneurs, or just felt brave enough to finally take the leap. No matter the reason, once you've done it, there's no need to go it alone.

One Cheap Way To Make College Worth It

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.29.2015 | College

If you ask someone who graduated from college in the past decade whether their education was worth it, their answer is going to depend a lot on wheth...

Mentors Y'all

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.28.2015 | College
Sar Haribhakti

People always advise us to find the right mentors. One cannot emphasize enough how important mentorship is in developing your personality, cultivating personal growth and growing your ventures.

To Be or Not to Be Sherlock Holmes

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Some people are just so interested in getting to know you as a person. They are so invested in you that you sometimes start to question their intentions and pull yourself away from them thinking that the other person wants something from you.

Write Now: Genus Editorus Rex

Paul Bishop | Posted 09.23.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

Good E/Ms are the most common of the genus éditorus rex. These, generally kind examples of the species, understand what you are trying to accomplish with your novel/story, but only work with you if your manuscript is - short of a copy edit - publication ready.

Grow Your Relationship Capital

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Start embracing the value of building relationships with everyone and anyone even though you do not see how they might help you right now. There is always something that you learn distinctly from every connection you nurture.

Moving Beyond The Classroom at University

Nyarai Chapingidza | Posted 09.09.2015 | College
Nyarai Chapingidza

While I am always happy to give advice based on my experience, it is never guaranteed what job you may land. However, working hard and thinking outside the box, to ensure you graduate with more than a qualification is a great plan to consider.

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.