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Leadership and career
May 24, 2017

How Companies Can Survive the Baby Boomer Brain Drain

The most senior engineer/accountant/practitioner in the department is retiring today. Co-workers wish her well, buy her lunch, sign her humorous greeting card… and jot down her phone number for the moments in the near future they will need her help. They hope she’ll answer when they call because if she…
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Leadership and career
April 26, 2017

3 Ways Leaders of Color Can Support C-Suite Diversity Through Mentoring

The benefits of having a mentor have been widely studied and discussed. Professionals who have been mentored enjoy higher salaries, more opportunity for promotions and greater career satisfaction as a result of their mentor's influence, experience and protection. Mentors also provide emotional support, helping their protégés find confidence in their…
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Leadership and career
February 22, 2017

Volunteering for the Common Good

By: Melissa Beck When it comes to corporate philanthropy, giving back can take many shapes and forms — purchasing tables at fundraising events, sponsoring local programs and teams or offering in-kind donations to increase visibility. These monetary contributions go a long way for nonprofits, which can use much-needed funds to…
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Leadership and career
January 4, 2017

How Mentors and Sponsors Help Women Succeed in Business

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says, "if women were employed at the same rate as men, GDP would increase by 5 percent in the United States, by 9 percent in Japan and by 27 percent in India." I spoke with Martine Liautaud, founder of the…
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Leadership and career
October 21, 2016

10 Ways to Mentor Clever People

By: Linda Henman If you played sports in school, did the coach play everyone equally? Create an egalitarian form of governance in which each person had a say? Or, did the stars — the ones who had the innate athletic ability and drive to put it into action — receive a disproportionate…
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Leadership and career
August 17, 2016

5 Ways to Manage Employees Along Their Career Path

Performance reviews are one thing, but they generally only look back. Supervisors can benefit too by looking forward and giving employees guidance and feedback on the future of their careers. There are many reasons for managers to talk to workers about their future. From nurturing their growth and development to…
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Leadership and career
August 15, 2016

Tips for Building (or Severing) a Mentoring Relationship

Q:  I’ve been a mentee for about three months. Both my mentor and I were excited about our new roles and ready to roll when we began. Now I’m not sure it’s going to work out. It took a long time and lots of work for me to find my…
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Leadership and career
July 5, 2016

Finding the Right Mentor

Q: From books, seminars and friends, I’ve learned that having a mentor can be very valuable to my career. But I have yet to hear any practical advice in how to find and collaborate with one. Do you have some tips on how to identify and develop a relationship with…
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Leadership and career
April 1, 2016

The 7 Things You Must Do to Keep Your Best People From Quitting

If you’ve watched one of your top-performing employees walk out the door, then you know the “sting” of rejection. It doesn’t matter why they quit. They up and left, didn’t they? They picked another opportunity – and another employer – over you. “Was it something I said? Where did we…
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Hiring
March 9, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to On-Boarding

According to Aberdeen, a new hire’s decision to stay with a company long term is made within the first six months of employment, and the cost of replacing a mid or senior-level employee is 150 percent to 400 percent of their annual salary respectively. In today’s competitive talent pool, now’s…
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