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What Millennial Entrepreneurs Need To Become Great Leaders  4 Ways To Work With A Mentor

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Mentorship is invaluable. When I first started working as a young professional, I was fortunate enough to have mentors who told me directly when I was making a mistake or when I could be challenging myself more. My mentors were the reason I took a risk to launch a startup, the reason I pursued an MBA, and why I felt confident that I could lead a startup at a young age.

 

At the end of the day, I know I have someone to reach out to when my wisdom and experience runs out and I’m at risk of making a decision that may cause my team or startup undue harm. Mentors help guide you to success and here are four ways to move forward in getting a mentor that is a good fit for you and for your career goals:

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Millennials have energy, but mentors have the experience. Here are four ways to ensure you find a great mentor and take advantage of the wisdom and advice a mentor is able to offer young professionals.

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6 Daily Habits That Will Make You Look Smarter and More Powerful

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

The meek might be on track to inherit the earth but they’re a ways off from inheriting a position at the head of the conference room table. Meek is simply not an adjective that is generally thought of when you think of someone commanding leadership, as I discussed in a post on the 9 tactics leaders use to command a room.

 

Power, poise, and purpose, yes. Presence? Yes!

Growing up in a large firm with a strong sense of history and culture, I heard a lot about executive presence–what it was, who had it, and what any aspiring leader would need to do to get it. Here’s what I found.

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Building your executive presence now will be a tremendous advantage to your career in the future.

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Power Posing: Fake It Until You Make It

Posted on May 27th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

We can’t be the alpha dog all of the time. Whatever our personality, most of us experience varying degrees of feeling in charge. Some situations take us down a notch while others build us up.

 

New research shows that it’s possible to control those feelings a bit more, to be able to summon an extra surge of power and sense of well-being when it’s needed: for example, during a job interview or for a key presentation to a group of skeptical customers.

 

“Our research has broad implications for people who suffer from feelings of powerlessness and low self-esteem due to their hierarchical rank or lack of resources,” says HBS assistant professor Amy J.C. Cuddy, one of the researchers on the study.

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It’s not about the content of the message, but how you’re communicating it.

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