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Mentors

Five Ways to Be a Great Mentor

Karen Frankola | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Karen Frankola

If one of your goals is to be a better mentor, you can find a lot of standard advice such as listen well and stay open-minded. But I think the best way to inspire great mentoring is by describing a man who excels at it.

Being an Abundant Mentor

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Recently, I wrote two posts relating to mentoring and abundance theory, respectively. The first article focused on distinguishing between mentors and ...

The Right Work of Mentoring... Pays It Forward!

Leni Miller | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Leni Miller

This is what becoming a mentor can do for anyone who has the desire to truly get to know another person. To walk in their shoes and to be fully present and helpful during important transitions and changes when friends and family, for a variety of reasons, can't be.

23 Heartwarming Photos That Prove Age Is No Barrier To Friendship

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.20.2016 | Fifty

Here at Huff/Post50, we've always believed that age is nothing more than a mindset. So regardless of whether you're a millennial, a baby boomer or som...

Teaching the Whole Child: Waldorf Schools and Exemplary Teacher Engagement

Carol J. Carter | Posted 12.06.2015 | Education
Carol J. Carter

Waldorf schools take an unconventionally nurturing approach to learning, making them a unique approach to education.

Grow, Grow

Ellen Magnis | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Teens face a variety of complex issues with the transition from childhood to adulthood. When these issues are compounded by perceived scarcity, whether in the form of poverty, abuse or lack of a nurturing support system, it can be even more challenging for teens to generate or maintain their self-esteem and find their way forward.

Different Mentorship Roles: Cheerleaders, Coaches, and Critics

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 11.30.2015 | College
Charles Orgbon III

When I was 12-years-old, I founded the non-profit organization, Greening Forward. Oftentimes, I encourage young changemakers by telling them that par...

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
Quora

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
Quora

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.