Posts Tagged "mentoring"

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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3 Ways Knowing Your Personality Type Can Help You With Your Career

Posted on May 1st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

I’m accustomed to handling clients who are at a crossroads in their lives and are looking for change—after all, I’m a career coach. So this usually involves guiding clients through some pretty heavy soul-searching to help them find the sort of truly fulfilling work that we all deserve.

This also means many of my clients are in an indecisive state at the outset—that’s to be expected. But I don’t think I’ve had a more indecisive client than Kevin. When I asked Kevin what sort of career he truly wanted to pursue, he blanked. I asked him what he enjoys doing and what he’s really good at, and he could never seem to articulate a direct answer.

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Here are 3 ways that knowing your personality type can help launch you into the next phase of your professional life

Want to Be a Better Leader? Then Get Out of the Way

Posted on April 7th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Let me first clarify what I mean by saying “get out of the way.” I am not referring to being a passive leader nor am I saying that any good leader should be less visible. Quite the opposite. Being present and getting your hands dirty is part of the job. But there is a fine balance.

Working alongside the team in the trenches at times is important, but a high performance team must be empowered, nimble and adaptive. This is hard to accomplish when micro-managers are breathing down their necks all day. That’s not a sound leadership strategy anyway and it won’t lead to improving speed, efficiency or morale.

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