Assistants should seek mentors

Practically Perfect PA

Regardless of your administrative title, industry or organisation size, you need to find a good mentor explains Joan Burge. Mentors save you time, energy, and even money. Mentors challenge us to be our best, hold us accountable, and make us take a close look at ourselves; which is […]. Career Development Featured Mentoring Writers admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

Why You Need a Digital Mentor to Achieve Your Goals

Entrepreneur.com

Getting yourself a digital mentor who can guide you on your career path is the best way to achieve your goals. Leadership

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Why should an Assistant have a mentor?

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years, I have often written and spoken about the benefits of having a mentor. The relationship really can bring lots of fantastic benefits for both the mentor and the person receiving their advice. Career Development Mentoring admin administrators assistants Business Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal AssistantI think I have the conversation quite a lot with Assistants because it is not something that you […].

3 principles to building — and keeping — a great relationship with a mentor

Ideas.Ted

I’ve had more mentors than anyone I know. Without a father in my life, I grew up hungry for advice — which gave me a reason to make my relationships with mentors more personal and more meaningful than the average mentor-mentee relationship.

Has Mentoring Been Damaged by the #MeToo Movement?

On The Job

It's never been easy being female in the workplace, and, in 2021, that hasn't changed, especially if you are a woman who is looking for a male mentor in the post-#MeToo era.

Solopreneur Mentors

The Solopreneur Life

The Best Solopreneur Mentors Are The Ones You Can Model Modeling is the key to shortening the learning curve. The old saying “it takes 5 years to get a new business off the ground”, is certainly true, but there is a HACK to this timeline.

Solopreneur Mentors

The Solopreneur Life

The Best Solopreneur Mentors Are The Ones You Can Model. Therefore, consider finding a mentor who can help. While it is beyond the scope of this article to describe how to find a mentor, you can do some research to find one. A mentor should be able to help you define your business niche. Your mentor should also give you some guidance as to whether you should narrow your focus and specialize more. Modeling is the key to shortening the learning curve.

Women Need Mentors Now More Than Ever

Forbes Leadership

Mentors can provide a great deal of help in guiding women through the new and unprecedented challenges they confront. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion /diversity-equity-inclusion Leadership /leadership Diversity, Equity & Inclusion /diversity-equity-inclusion leadership diversity & inclusion

Paying it Forward: Mentoring

Make or Break Moments

Mentoring is a terrific way to help young business professionals and college students expand their experience by learning from you. Micro Mentor is a free online service that helps you connect – whether you are looking for a mentor or [.]. Connecting Moments building relationships mentoring mentoring relationships micro mentorWe talk a lot about building customer relationships, but what about other types of relationships?

How To Know If You Have A Mentor Or Tormentor

Forbes Leadership

Sometimes mentors go too far and actually move you away from your goals, becoming what we might call tormentors. Leadership /leadership Leadership /leadership leadership

Focus with Business Mentoring

The Small Business Blog

Business Mentoring could be just what you need to get your business back on track and you passion back in your life. … Read the full article here: Focus with Business Mentoring on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Remember your ideas and passion for your business when you started – what happened? I tell you what happened, the everyday jobs and drudgery of doing anything in this world, that’s what happened.…

Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne

Office Dynamics

Mentors & Masterminds, a dating service for administrative professionals looking for their perfect mentor match! The post Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne appeared first on Office Dynamics. Tune in and hear Tara’s story on how this project was formed and where it’s going. It’s an interesting journey and we would love to know, is this something you’ll be using to advance your career?

7 Reasons successful people have mentors and you should too

Dumb Little Man

The post 7 Reasons successful people have mentors and you should too appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Does this sound familiar? You have a big dream. It’s what you were meant to do. It motivates you. It has you getting up early and staying up late. But none of your effort seems to make a dent. Even though you’re doing all you know to do, at the rate you’re going, you will never get where you want to be. Maybe you are called to be a great parent or spouse.

What is Mentoring?

The Small Business Blog

Business mentors are one group of people who can be your sounding boards. But what is a business mentor and what can… Running a business can sometimes be a very lonely affair. Decisions are always on the to-do list, having someone as a sounding board can be an invaluable asset to every small business owner.

How To Find Your Mentor

Productivity Bits

Whatever stage you are in your career, you need a mentor. A mentor brings out the best in you. You might be the king of experts in your company but you still need a mentor. A mentor does not only bring out the best in you, he or she also does keep your ego in check so you don’t go out of bounds. How does a Mentor differ from a Teacher? Simply put, a Teacher is a “push&# , a Mentor is a “pull&#. How do you find your mentor?

Why Your Career Needs Reverse Mentoring

On The Job

That’s why more employers are starting to explore reverse mentoring. So Garrow, 51, began participating in the employer’s reciprocal mentoring program. Zachary, director of the Center for Mentoring Excellence , says reverse mentoring allows a young IT person to gain exposure to a senior-level person, “and the senior-level person gets to learn something” from the young employee.

Working with a Mentor is Invaluable

Office Organization Success

This week I also had a very productive brainstorming session with my mentor. We had a very busy Labor Day weekend, with lots to do around the house. But we did manage to get to the pool for the last weekend before it closes until next Summer. The outcome … I’m going to make some changes to the School for Online Business Success come October 1st; it’s something I’ve been thinking about for over a year but wasn’t sure whether it was the right thing to do.

Brain picking and other mentoring benefits

Practically Perfect PA

In a recent survey conducted by Robert Walters it emerged that 32% of support staff do not think they would benefit from taking part in a formal mentoring programme and a further 76% have never been part of a mentoring programme. I can’t help thinking if support staff were involved in a mentoring scheme they wouldn’t necessarily leave because of a lack of career progression. In my last role I had a mentor at work who helped me enormously.

How to Find a Professional Mentor if You're in College

On The Job

That's what this organization I wrote about for Gannett/USA Today aims to do: Saquoia Lewis, 21, says she's always wanted a mentor. That's when Lewis found StudentMentor , a nonprofit organization that matches college students with volunteer mentors for free. Jafari, 24, says he received critical advice from a professional while in school regarding his career path and college classes and believes others students should have the same kind of mentoring experience.

How to be an Effective Mentor

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to be an Effective Mentor Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 2, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Mentoring can be one of the most effective means of teaching: inviting someone to learn from the example of another with more experience. Being a mentor doesn’t mean having all the answers to every question. A good mentor know which questions to ask to stimulate development in their protégeé.

VentureConnect launches the Venture Mentoring Program

Brilliantly Better

VentureConnect, event dedicated to entrepreneurs in IT, technology and online launches Venture Mentoring – a series of monthly meetings. Each month, a VentureConnect mentor will meet entrepreneurs who need answers and solutions to the business problems they face. The first mentor is Radu Georgescu, Founder & Chairman GECAD Group meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 29, starting at 15.00. Business mentoring venture connect

Is Mentoring Just a Memory?

Daily Writing Tips

Once upon a time, a writer was created in a complex process of teaching and mentoring. Much journalism is now published online, and though many Internet journalists still work side by side in offices, reporters and columnists are much more likely to be contractors and freelancers who work at home and lack face-to-face contact with would-be mentors, who are usually so overworked anyway so that finding time to train and develop writers, even remotely, is a challenge.

The Workplace Mentors From Hell

On The Job

I've never had a discussion about mentoring without someone offering a story about the mentor from hell. Finding a way to be diplomatic and not totally sabatoging a career while ditching a mentor at the first opportunity can be tough. Most mentees don't want to be disrespectful or unprofessional, but sometimes horrible mentors can push them to extreme measures. Is there a way to check out the credentials of a potential mentor before you make the commitment?

Enterprise Rockers Launch Mentoring Scheme for Bankers and Politicians

The Small Business Blog

I am one of the “Head Roadies” of the Enterprise Rockers and I’m pleased to announce that we will be offering a free mentoring scheme for any bankers or politicians. If they knew what they were doing the… Read the full article here: Enterprise Rockers Launch Mentoring Scheme for Bankers and Politicians on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

Solopreneurs, Who’s Your Mentor? Who’s Your Coach?

The Solopreneur Life

Health Coach Exercise Goals MentorT his was written by Jen Waak, who pens a monthly health column for The Solopreneur Life. Jen Waak. As a solopreneur, you have a wide range of resources to help you succeed in your business. You might be a charter member of the Larry’s The Solopreneur Life, you likely read various blogs and books, and you probably belong to one or more networking groups. Somewhere in there, you have your group of “trusted advisors.”

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Mentoring

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Work to fill the knowledge gaps that you are aware of in your business. Knowledge is power so surround yourself and your business with knowledgeable people. If you can’t find a suitable…

The Best Biz Mentors Can Be A Tad Crazy

The Small Business Blog

My Dad I reckon my first business mentor was my Dad. He started his own business, working from home, because, like many people I know, it was the best way of earning a living. His health was very poor so he had to pack in his job. In the five years between me being 13…

At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

Laughing all the Way to Work

She said that new assistants are mentored for the first year of their working career. They work initially as an assistant-in-training and report to a senior assistant for mentoring and help with anything that comes up on the job. They are encouraged to bring any requests from their boss and run it by their mentors so they can think through the next steps. Because of this mentoring program they had no problem hiring young assistants right out of college.

Infographic: What can be gained from Mentoring?

The Small Business Blog

Mentoring can provide small businesses with numerous measurable benefits that better prepare them for the challenges of entrepreneurship. We’re vocal supporters of the mentoring concept at TSBB because first-time entrepreneurship can be very difficult, so any available help to improve financial management, personal development, or just to assist with making the right connections is quite… Read the full article here: Infographic: What can be gained from Mentoring?

Is it a good idea to get a coach or mentor?

The Small Business Blog

Do keep up. I’m sorry it has been a couple of weeks since my last effervescent erudition. I thought it best to go into hiding for a little while – two reasons. Firstly, ever since I was papped topless whilst reading ’50 shades of” I’ve been stalked by a sweat of billionaire businessmen (not sure…

Career development experts Assistants should follow on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Career Development Featured Mentoring admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant LinkedIn Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantMost of us have got a profile on LinkedIn, just in case we decide to change our role and need to have our resume online. LinkedIn is great when you decide to look for a new job but it is also a pretty great place to start if you want to develop personally and professionally. […].

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I Mentored Women Who Lost Their Jobs During The Pandemic—Here’s What You Need To Do If You’re On The Job Hunt

Forbes Leadership

As many people prepare to return to the workforce or continue their job searches, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you land the role. ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Leadership /leadership ForbesWomen /forbeswomen leadership

Mentoring a Young Executive - Jodith Allen

Office Dynamics

At some point in your career, you are going to be working for someone who has never had an assistant before. One of the toughest, but most rewarding, jobs an Administrative or Executive Assistant can have is helping a young executive learn how to partner with an assistant. Understanding the Need to Delegate. In my experience, new executives have two hurdles to cross. First, they are used to doing everything themselves.

Mentoring a Young Executive - Jodith Allen

Office Dynamics

At some point in your career, you are going to be working for someone who has never had an assistant before. One of the toughest, but most rewarding, jobs an Administrative or Executive Assistant can have is helping a young executive learn how to partner with an assistant. Understanding the Need to Delegate. In my experience, new executives have two hurdles to cross. First, they are used to doing everything themselves.

We have to raise each other up

Practically Perfect PA

Editor's notes Featured Mentoring admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantHappy International Women’s Day you AMAZING readers. I want to start today’s post by telling you a little bit about me over the last few years. I started Practically Perfect PA while working as an EA for a whole number of reasons, but mainly because I had a lot to share. I’d learnt and I’d […].

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Mentoring & Stories We Tell Ourselves

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Because I had these and many other stories largely to the credit of other people, I never paused to think how much they shaped my life, much less that they existed as mantras until I started mentoring other people. In mentoring others, it’s a lot of clarifying what you believe and dispensing advice. This is one of the reasons I enjoy mentoring, it’s an exercise in self-knowledge, teaching, and giving back to someone.

Solopreneurs, Who’s Your Mentor? Who’s Your Coach?

The Solopreneur Life

This was written by Jen Waak, who pens a monthly health column for The Solopreneur Life. As a solopreneur, you have a wide range of resources to help you succeed in your business. You might be a charter member of the Larry’s The Solopreneur Life, you likely read various blogs and books, and you probably

Top 5 Tips for Working With a Mentor

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips for Working With a Mentor by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 25, 2010 The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Make sure that the mentor is aware of what you want from them e.g. cashflow advice. Develop a network of mentors you can rely on for good advice. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

Desperately seeking support for your business? 3 tips for finding it without blowing your budget!

The Small Business Blog

If you have the money, then a good mentor is worth every penny. Peer mentoring. I personally benefit from this informal type of mentoring and highly recommend it if you can partner up with the right person. Obviously, this type of mentoring works particularly well if there is someone you already know and get on well with within your professional network. I remember once receiving an invitation to join a ‘mastermind’ group of female entrepreneurs.

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When the music fades…

The Small Business Blog

What are your mentors saying? Business Failure business failure Business Mentors MentoringThe flow of the rhythm… the rush of the beat… the adrenaline pumping! Oh, the thrill of dancing! True music lovers really appreciate the swell of emotions they have when they find a new song. It would seem at first that you could never get tired of it. You could leave it on repeat for days on end and it would retain its fresh excitement for your delight.

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5 Habits Guaranteed to Boost Your EA Career in 2021

Team ELS

If you aren’t comfortable finding an accountability partner on a peer level, it might be better to seek out a mentor. A good mentor can guide you to greatness and push you through some of those rough patches. 5 Habits Guaranteed to Boost Your EA Career in 2021.

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A Lesson From Beckham

The Small Business Blog

Business Mentoring lessons learnt On the day that David Beckham announced that he will be retiring from professional football, I felt compelled to put aside the theme I’d been planning and write this piece instead. My mum’s side of the family is from Salford, the Red part of Manchester, and my Grandad Sykes always brought me up on United,… Read the full article here: A Lesson From Beckham on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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What is Personal Effectiveness?

The Small Business Blog

Business Advice Business Mentoring Business Psychology Personal Effectiveness For most of my professional life I have been employed, by both large and small organisations, and in between these periods I have set up and run a number of small businesses. Running parallel to the actual demands of the roles I performed was an interest in understanding and identifying the patterns of behaviour that… Read the full article here: What is Personal Effectiveness? on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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