The Mentor’s Way Rule #3: Create a Safe Place

July 31st, 2012   •   Comments Off on The Mentor’s Way Rule #3: Create a Safe Place   

by Rik Nemanick, Ph.D. This post is the third in the series The Mentor’s Way, a set of guides for mentors who want to bring out the best in others. Many mentors think their primary job is to give advice to their protégés. While advice can be an important tool of mentoring (although not as powerful as […]

Good Mentors are Precious Resources

May 9th, 2012   •   Comments Off on Good Mentors are Precious Resources   

by Rik Nemanick, Ph.D. In Barney’s (1991) classic article, a company’s competitive advantage comes from how it uses its distinctive resources. To be be valuable to a company, a resource needs to be valuable, rare, inimitable, and not easily substituted. These precious resources may take different forms. A consumer products company invests in building and […]

Focus on Mentoring as Baby Boomers Near Retirement

March 27th, 2012   •   Comments Off on Focus on Mentoring as Baby Boomers Near Retirement   

by Rik Nemanick, Ph.D. We are facing a new reality as the economy improves: acceleration in the retirement of the baby boom generation. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants published a study in 2011 that found that the average baby boomer was postponing retirement for four to six years. Starting this year, it is estimated that 10,000 […]

Accelerated Mentoring

March 15th, 2012   •   Comments Off on Accelerated Mentoring   

Mentoring is one of the most powerful ways to advance your career. Most successful people can point to a mentor who helped them at a critical point in their careers. But, getting started with a mentor can be a slow process. Join Rik Nemanick for this webinar on Accelerated Mentoring that will help you maximize […]

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