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The Best Gift a Mentor Can Give: Words of Wisdom

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Catherine Okafor

I have always saved the best advice and words of wisdom from my mentors in my mind and heart. It would be selfish of me to keep them to myself, so here are my favorite words of wisdom from my mentors.

Shut Up and Listen to Your Mentors

David Simnick | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
David Simnick

Listening to sage advisors will pivot your company towards repeated success, while avoiding the burn of lessons learned the hard way. So how do you get the right advisors around you?

Giving Generation Z a Safe Place to Dream Big With a Little Passion and Persistence

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

When I first met Mark, I was blown away by what he was doing for kids: Redefining how they learn so that they could build a portfolio in various fields.

Mentoring: Unlocking Young People's Potential

Dan Cardinali | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

Building a relationship with a caring adult is the foundation for many great things. Kids who are at risk desperately need the sense of security that high-quality mentoring can offer. It's about fostering trust and opening up a young person's mind to possibility.

On Mentoring

Alyse Nelson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Alyse Nelson

I think one of the myths about mentoring is that it's about a person standing in front of you, holding your hand and guiding the way. In reality, I believe it's about the person who's ready to stand behind you, who believes in your vision and is ready to help you move forward.

J is for Judgment

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Judgment is "the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions." My first startup taught me a lot of lessons in the world of s...

The Gift of Amiri Baraka

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

If you are lucky, or blessed, you will meet someone of such wisdom, courage, creativity and conviction that their influence, the very force of their spirit, will abide with you for the rest of your life. Amiri Baraka was that person for me, as he was for so many others.

Harness the Ben Franklin Effect, Boost Your Career

Steve Dalton | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

You may know a lot about Benjamin Franklin -- for example, that he invented bifocals, graces the $100 bill, and was born on January 17 -- but you've likely never heard of the Ben Franklin Effect. It's a concept which, when properly applied, can strengthen your sales performance and even your job search.

National Mentoring Month: Pay it Forward to a Girl

Techbridge Girls | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Techbridge Girls

January is National Mentoring Month, a campaign launched in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR. It's great that the campaign matches up when we are making resolutions for the New Year.

A Lesson on Why Curling Is Relevant to Startups

Jeremy Shure | Posted 03.15.2014 | Small Business
Jeremy Shure

It's Winter Olympics time. I often flip past a channel that is showing the sport of curling, and curling is a beautiful analogy for startups -- or more pointedly, for the team that must surround a founder.

Championing the Mentors and Role Models Who Build Tomorrow's Leaders

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Together with the Million Women Mentors, we are working to ensure that girls build the same skills and the same confidence in STEM as boys.

Life By Design, Not By Default

Audrey Bellis | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Audrey Bellis

Relearning and breaking old habits hasn't been easy but its been worth the work. This New Year (like the last few) I didn't make New Year's Resolutions. I set intentions around a loose framework and look forward to seeing them manifest.

8 Workplace Resolutions for Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Despite great strides made in 2013, there are a few things on the wish list for 2014: equal pay, for one. But also mentors, the end of a need for gender quotas, and balance, however you choose to define it.

Why Most Mentoring Programs Are a Waste of Time -- And How to Build the Next Generation of Beta Sponsorship

Dana Ardi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Dana Ardi

Merely identifying and hiring people with the best skills isn't what will set the next generation of great companies apart from the competition. Rather the future will belong to the Betas, to those organizations that rely on collaboration and teamwork.

Goodbye Mr. Chips

Beverlye Hyman Fead | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Beverlye Hyman Fead

There was a movie that won actor Robert Donat an academy award in 1939. I was 5 years old at the time. My mother or sisters must have taken me to see...

This Tuesday, Give a Gift That Will Change a Life

David McMillan | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
David McMillan

Let's face it: the world can be a scary, unfair place, full of obstacles, difficult choices and inequities -- and that's especially true for at-risk children and children raised in single-parent households, such as I was.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Reinventing Yourself

James Altucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
James Altucher

Here are the rules: I've been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. I've started entire new careers. People who knew me then, don't me now. And so on. This is what worked for me.

A Home-grown Solution to First Nations Poverty

Don Tapscott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Don Tapscott

The standard of living of too many First Nations remains horrific. Instead of doing more of the same, let's try making available to First Nations a Canadian resource that generates much of the prosperity that others enjoy. Let's try entrepreneurship.

The 5 Best Types of Mentors

Anthony Hughes | Posted 12.25.2013 | Small Business
Anthony Hughes

Remember the old adage, 'It's all about who you know?' Well, it's who you know -- along with who they know, and to whom they are willing to introduce you. The Connector willingly opens up their network to help move your business forward.

6 Wildly Successful Women Who Had Male Mentors

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.12.2013 | Women

We truly believe that it's invaluable for women to build up other women in the workplace. But what about all of the awesome men who are helping to cre...

To Roy With Love

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Robin Hardman

I am continually impressed with the dedication, creativity and energy many of my kids' teachers bring to their work. I am frankly amazed at the things my kids know. But if I had to choose the one teacher in my son's life most deserving of a lifetime achievement award, I'd pick Roy Nathanson.

Leading Role Models

Lolly Daskal | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Lolly Daskal

"Trust must be more than something that's talked about; it must be at the core of everything we do. Without trust, no leader can ever attain greatness."

How to Transform a Teen's Life Through Mentoring -- Enough With Therapy Already!

Todd Kestin | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Todd Kestin

What I believe is most effective with teens and young adults is a one-on-one relationship of support, guidance, trust and setting good intentions then taking action on them. I believe in mentoring.

It's Not About You (Luke 14: 25-33)

John Arthur Nunes | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
John Arthur Nunes

A life transition -- like any effort to follow Jesus -- is stressful: packing and unpacking, bidding farewells, refocusing from one set of commitments to a new future.

A Dedication to a Grandmother in the Kitchen

Joshua Lewin | Posted 10.27.2013 | Taste
Joshua Lewin

Grandma is 90 now. She does not cook anymore. But she loves to watch me. She'll mix the matzoh balls if I encourage her. She'll offer advice if I insist, but with her fingers crossed. Because she honestly thinks I do it better than she does. She is wrong.