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This Is The Key To Finding A Mentor At Every Stage Of Your Career

Posted on June 29th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

We get it, finding a mentor can be difficult and time-consuming. But when you do find one (or two), they can save you from making costly mistakes that can set you back in your career. Simply put, having a mentor will improve the quality of your decisions and provide opportunities that won’t be available to you otherwise.

 

There’s this idea that that mentors are older people with established careers and well-honed skill sets who provide guidance to younger mentees, but this isn’t always the case. The key to success is selecting the mentor who best suits your needs at any given stage of your career: entry level, middle management level, or executive level. If you’re an entrepreneur or creative person, you can think of these stages as early career, mid-career, and advanced career.

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Your career needs change with your job title.

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

Posted on June 9th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, innovation, and high performance.

Yet culture doesn’t just happen. It takes visionary, servant leadership at the top creating the environment for intrinsically motivated employees to release discretionary effort.

These are selfless leaders who shine the spotlight on others instead of themselves. They have one thing in mind: How do I empower my tribe to reach their potential? You’ll find that they are givers–in a personal, leadership, and organizational sense.

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The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.

Feeling Stuck? Take Mark Zuckerberg’s Advice And Commit To A Purpose Bigger Than Yourself

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Last week Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard, the college he ‘dropped out’ of to start Facebook, to deliver the commencement address. One might expect he’d have talked about leadership, innovation or risk taking. Perhaps even on the dangers of living life as though it were a Facebook feed. But no, he focused on purpose; urging Harvard’s bright young scholars to commit their lives to a purpose greater than themselves.

Purpose is that sense that we are part of something bigger than ourselves,” Zuckerberg said, “that we are needed, that we have something better ahead to work for. Purpose is what creates true happiness.”

Of course it’s easy to look at Zuckerberg, whose net wealth is estimated to exceed sixty billion dollars, and think “Easy for him to say.” However, there’s a growing body of research to back him up. Studies show that having a sense of purpose is an increasingly strong predictor of happiness and a powerful antidote to depression.  Research has found that ‘purpose driven’ people

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Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement address at Harvard urged graduates to find their purpose. Research shows that it is by committing to a purpose greater than our own status, significance and security that we can find true happiness.

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