Team Building & Empowerment

Creating an office culture where your employees feel valued and collaborate well is crucial to the success of your business. Learn methods of building successful work teams, identifying leaders, empowering your employees and more. You’ll also find suggestions on team building games and activities to inspire camaraderie and communication.

A History of Mentoring: Both Formal and Informal

A mentor is an experienced and trusted guide, counselor, or teacher, who leads by example and provides personalized attention to help people discover their own unconscious competencies. The concept enjoys popularity as an effective development tool, and its origins trace back to the ancient Greece.

Top 10 Ideas for Building a Great Place to Work

How do you go about building a great place to work? What key ingredients make this happen? Listed here are 10 surefire ways for organizations to create a workplace that instills creativity, teamwork, and productivity, while also being an enjoyable office environment.

How Effective is Group Mentoring?

We frequently hear that mentoring in groups realizes better productivity, enhances career growth and boosts overall performance of the employees. So, is it really that effective? Let’s take a look to see if this type of mentorship program is right for your organization.

Must-Have Tips for Planning a Business Retreat

Gathering your staff together for a focused retreat on improvement and the exchange of ideas can be a good thing. However, learning important tips for retreat planning for your business is key in making sure the retreat reaches its goals. Jean Scheid explains.

Defining Coaching vs. Mentoring Roles

Defining the roles of coaching vs. mentoring can sometimes be inexact since they share many of the same interpersonal skills. Coaching is usually reserved for positions of authority such as a manager. Mentoring is performed by a person with specific skills or experience with no direct authority.

Identify and Master Common Mentoring Dilemmas

A successful mentor understands the many common mentoring dilemmas that can surface during a mentoring relationship. With a plan in place, and a strategy to manage the unforeseen challenges, the mentor can realistically expect to achieve his goals and those of the mentee and the organization.

Developing the Talent Management Process System

Why is the talent management process important for project plans? The entire set of business processes has changed, and talent management is touted as essential for developing emerging business strategies. Today, every component provides key support and should be aligned with the business goals

Example: Opening Statement for Mediation

When dealing with conflict between employees, mediators who successfully resolving their issues will help build confidence and morale. This in turn encourages greater cooperation and team performance. How a mediator opens a session will play a large part in the overall success of the mediation.