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Mentors

Mentoring for the 21st Century

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 04.02.2013 | Education
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Perhaps no other field of human endeavor serves as directly and forcefully as a "flight school" for the human spirit as teaching and learning.

How to Bridge the Generational Hope Divide

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Education
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Parents and adult mentors can also encourage children to discover and apply their unique talents to help them achieve their future goals.

Mentoring Is Good, Sponsorship Is Better

Manny Espinoza | Posted 03.31.2013 | Latino Voices
Manny Espinoza

If you already sponsor someone, assess how effective a sponsor you are. How many lives have you impacted? How many people have you promoted? Are you creating opportunities for those you sponsor to advance and grow in their careers?

Mentor You, Mentor Me

Charles Cole III | Posted 03.04.2013 | Black Voices
Charles Cole III

I've dedicated my life to working with youth because I got to witness the power of mentorship first hand. Coach Bodipo helped me believe that I could be successful in college. He also helped me understand that I had a duty to do the same for others.

Career Advice for 2013

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

To see if you currently suffer from work-induced PMS, see if you have any (or all, God forbid) of the top 10 symptoms:

Three Mistakes You Must Avoid When Choosing a Mentor

Tara Marino | Posted 02.26.2013 | Style
Tara Marino

Choosing a mentor is a critical part of stepping into the next level of your life. So how do you avoid the top three mistakes when choosing a mentor?

Lessons From the Teacher Heroes

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Pop was a teacher when I was a kid. My brothers and I watched him work late into the night grading papers and writing college recommendations. He visi...

Lessons from the Teacher Heroes

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 02.16.2013 | Education
Kevin M. Ryan

On Friday, the heroism and generosity of teachers and school staff in Newtown became apparent to us all.

The Need For Mentors Has Never Been Greater

Kathy Witkowicki | Posted 02.10.2013 | San Francisco
Kathy Witkowicki

January is National Mentoring Month, a reminder of both the value of mentoring and the pressing need for caring adults to step forward. If you can spend even just one hour a week mentoring, you can exert a meaningful influence on the life of an at-risk child.

Why Parents Don't Need a Crystal Ball

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

When I found out I was having twins, I realized I'd need all kinds of help. I read parenting books, registered for two of all the "must-haves" and selected the pink and blue layette. But the best preparation I did was building a team of "mom mentors."

'Unusual Suspects': Murdered By Teen She Mentored

Posted 12.03.2012 | TV

Kindness leading to tragedy. That was the story on "Unusual Suspects." Dana Laskowski was a 38-year-old mother of three in 2001. But even with all of ...

Leveraging the Magic of Mentorship to Propel Your Success

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 01.29.2013 | Small Business
Daniel DiPiazza

As I've grown entrepreneurially, I've repeatedly sought out mentorships to accelerate my progress and I've boiled the system down to a formula that is repeatable and predictable. The strategy works extremely well for developing yourself personally and professionally.

How to Get Back On the Horse: 3 Tips for Resilience

Blake Landau | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Blake Landau

We watch females on sitcoms, romantic comedies, news programming and movies for cues on how to be a woman. But we don't get a lot of information around how to be a strong, resilient woman in the media or anywhere else -- unless we know to look for it.

America's Talent Gap

Bob Moritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bob Moritz

The talent gap is not an empty theoretical construct created by economists. It is real and tangible, and it is negatively affecting business and our country, particularly during the last several years. American business must step up to the plate, but we cannot do it alone.

The Unexpected Place I Found a Mentor

Women & Co | Posted 12.22.2012 | Women
Women & Co

I've always landed in that group of working women "seeking a mentor," and yet I've never found one in my professional circles. Instead, I've come to rely on something a bit unexpected.

Tim Gunn's Mentors (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

Tim Gunn, fashion therapist and author, spoke about where he discovered his favorite mentors when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo. At art school, T...

3 Gifts for Women in Their 20's

Christina Vuleta | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Christina Vuleta

I ask every woman I interview what three gifts they would give a 20-something to get through their twenties with more confidence in their own decisions.

The Top Ten Ways of Driving Your Professors Crazy

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

The reason you want to know this is that a bad impression can affect how a professor perceives you and that impression might get passed along to other professors.

Why Entrepreneurs Need Mentors and How to Find Them

Frank Farwell | Posted 12.05.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Sure, entrepreneurs can eventually succeed without mentors. But it will cost extra time and wasted resources. So, how does a small business start-up find a mentor? Or, better yet, a handful of them?

Valuing Mentors

Anne Zink | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Anne Zink

None of the 30-somethings and younger I work with are even interested in being mentored. I'm sure there are exceptions out there, but I am disappointed and dismayed to see an invaluable resource for both individuals and businesses fading in importance.

A Weekend of Women's Empowerment: Why 12 Year Olds Should Be Attending the WIE Symposium

Lauren Berninger | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Lauren Berninger

While I listened to the amazing panels at this past weekend's WIE Symposium, I wondered why so many women in attendance were only just engaging with their true purpose at age 30 or 40. Here is what they wish they'd known, and why sixth graders should be empowered now.

Mentoring Myopia: Mentorship in the 21st century

April Rinne | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business
April Rinne

Today, mentors are seen less as career advancers and more as career collaborators, focusing more on "sharing perspective and experience" and less on "giving advice."

Graduate School Savvy Part II: Six Strategies to Make Graduate School a Successful Venture

Adele Scheele | Posted 11.28.2012 | College
Adele Scheele

At the end of graduate school, in addition to grades and a diploma, you'll need to have exposure to people who can open doors, insights and connections, examples of work you've done that relates to your field, references and leads.

Hey Freshmen! This Is How to 'Win Friends and Influence' Professors

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 11.26.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Many students don't realize that professors are often the gatekeepers to a multitude of opportunities in college, and even after college. Therefore, how to make a positive impression on professors is critically important.

Your Start-Up Life: The Fashion of Business

Rana Florida | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

An interesting intersection of fashion, business, and architecture, my interview with Peter Marino delves into creativity, collaboration and finding peace on an airplane.