Topic: mentor

5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor

5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor

Wherever you are in your career, seeking out a mentor is a great way to boost your career and expand your network. In fact, 75 percent of executives say mentoring plays a major role in their career — and 95 percent of Millennials just starting out their careers want a mentor. Through your mentor, you’ll likely meet new people, learn new skills, and maybe even find new job opportunities. More »

One Thing You Must Do In Your Career: Be A Mentor

One Thing You Must Do In Your Career: Be A Mentor

Almost everyone has had a mentor at some point in their life, whether it was a colleague at work or your high school sports coach. That person likely made a profound impact on your path and made you improve yourself for the better. You could probably make a list of all the insight you’ve gained from your mentor, and if you haven’t had the chance to do the same for someone else in your career, it’s an opportunity to not pass up.
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9 Ways To Prevent An Office Culture Clash

9 Ways To Prevent An Office Culture Clash

A few weeks ago we wrote about shoes you probably shouldn’t wear in most offices. One commenter said that many of these shoes Grindstone contributor Kelsey Ehlert listed would be perfectly acceptable in her L.A. office. But she said, “Maybe LA is just less stuffy than the rest of the country…I may or may not be screwed when I move to NYC.” This woman is speaking of the potential office culture clash that translates into a very rough transition for new employees. Whether it is moving from a huge corporation to a tiny startup or from North Carolina to South Carolina, you are inevitably going to have to deal with adapting to a whole new kind of environment. We talked to some experts about the best way to integrate yourself into a new office to prevent a major culture clash.
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Finance Is The “Most Lopsided Industry” When It Comes To Promoting Women

Finance Is The "Most Lopsided Industry" When It Comes To Promoting Women

According to the MSCI World Index, finance is the most lopsided industry when it comes to appointing women as directors and promoting them to management positions, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The index shows how banks, insurers and asset managers in the index of stocks in 24 markets have a disproportionately low percentage of female board members compared with employees, 51% of whom are women. Finance also scores lowest in matching the percentages of women workers and managers. It’s “reprehensible for an industry to have a high level of women employees and a low level of women in management and on the board,” said Joe Keefe, chief executive officer of Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based Pax World Management LLC and chairman of the nonprofit Women Thrive Worldwide in an interview with Bloomberg. More »

“It’s Not Always Your Turn,” And Other Business Lessons I Learned From Our Nanny

âItâs Not Always Your Turn,â And Other Business Lessons I Learned From Our Nanny

My daughter’s caregiver is an amazing, intelligent woman whom I love and respect with all my heart. Annie, whom my daughter has always called “Nanny,” runs state-accredited home daycare where she takes care of roughly seven or eight children every day. My daughter has been going to Annie’s since she was three weeks old. There’s no denying that this magnificent woman has taught my daughter just as much as I have. And as any working mother can attest to, trusting the person who takes care of your kids is the only way to make it through a nine-hour workday.

But my toddler isn’t the only one who gets tips from our wonderful Nanny. Over the course of almost four years, Ann has taught me a lot about motherhood, marriage and even a thing or two about business. More »