Posts Tagged "goal"

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.

How To Handle Pressure Like An Olympian – Forbes

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

With the Olympics underway, elite athletes across the world are in an arena that they have likely dreamed about for a lifetime. Imagine the pressure of knowing that your shot comes once every four years. Most will get only one chance to achieve their goals. One opportunity to demonstrate what they have been training for their entire lives. This is enough pressure to cripple most normal people. The highly successful have learned to manage this pressure by refocusing their mind onto what is effective, rather than what is debilitating.


By learning to approach goals like the highly successful, you can achieve much more success with much less stress and anxiety.

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Imagine the pressure of knowing that your shot comes once every four years.

15 Executives Share the Best Advice Their Mentors Ever Gave Them

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

I checked in with more than a dozen top executives who credit their mentors with helping them achieve great things. Here’s the advice they remember most.

1. If you’re going to be in the room, be useful.

“It was advice my first boss gave me after he invited me to join a big client pitch, and I sat in silence taking notes the entire time thinking that was my place. It’s advice I took to heart from that day on, and it’s been incredibly important while building a startup where things only happen if you make them happen.”

–Chris Toy, CEO and founder of Bindle, the mobile app bringing people together with shareable chats

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Anyone who’s serious about getting ahead in business knows the value of a mentor. Not only can this person be a sounding board and treasure trove of advice, he or she can act as your advocate and a catalyst for your career goals.

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