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How to Mentor Someone Who Doesn’t Know What Their Career Goals Should Be 

Posted on July 12th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

“Tell me about your career goals.” How often have you said this to a person you’re managing or mentoring, only to get a blank stare in return? Perhaps the person confides that they don’t know what their goals should be, or even whether there are opportunities to advance at your company. How do you begin to provide support?

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Help them focus on transferable skills instead.

What Makes a Great Place to Work? Here’s What Thousands of Employees Said

Posted on July 12th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

Employee engagement measures the strength of the mental and emotional connection workers feel toward their places of occupation. Those measurements have reached new highs this year. Among participating companies, 74.2 percent of workers are highly engaged, compared with 72.1 percent in last year’s data set.

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Flexible hours, gym time, and unlimited vacation days: these are the perks that drive the best workplaces.

Leaders Focus Too Much on Changing Policies, and Not Enough on Changing Minds

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

The same research found that nearly 75% of those transformations fail to improve business performance, either short-term or long-term.

 

So why is transformation so difficult to achieve?

 

Among many potential explanations, one that gets very little attention may be the most fundamental: the invisible fears and insecurities that keep us locked into behaviors even when we know rationally that they don’t serve us well.

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To achieve the outcomes you want, start by thinking about people and culture.