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 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.

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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.

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?

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.

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. Being a mentor doesn’t mean having all the answers to every question.

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.

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 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?

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?

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

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.

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…

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 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.

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

45 Things

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.

Why Your Career Needs Reverse Mentoring

45 Things

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.

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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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.

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. E-Mail me or follow me.

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?

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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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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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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Honoring an Inspiration: The Passing of Stephen R. Covey

Eat Your Career

In short, Mr. Covey was exceptionally successful, globally influential and a mentor to many. personal Mentor Stephen CoveyThe sad news came out earlier today that author and personal development guru, Stephen Covey, passed away. If you’re not familiar with him, Mr. Covey is probably best known for his work, “ The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ,” which sold 20 million copies and is commonly referred to as the most influential book for businesses.

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Don’t Go it Alone! Grow Your Business With a Mastermind Group

Step It Up VA Coaching

A coach or mentor can be an invaluable asset to help us focus on priorities, and give us encouragement. Along with the coach/mentor guiding the group, your ideal mastermind group is made up of peers with extensive experience in their individual fields. You may join one through a coach or mentor, respected colleague, through a live event, or even form your own with peers. by Donna Toothaker.

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Episode 241: What Sports Can Teach Us About Greatness with Don Yaeger

Productivityist

Book: A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring. This episode lets us know how to achieve success without sacrificing principles and how to build one of the most productive and rewarding relationships available to any athlete, businessperson, teacher, or parent-that of mentor and protégé. PODCAST don yaeger game plan mentoring podcast productivity sportsOn today’s episode, I spent time with Don Yaeger.

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Goat-ing Things Done with PJ Jonas

Productivityist

Mentoring and teaching future leaders. Podcast feedback goat milk mentoring parenting structure weekly episodeOn this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by PJ Jonas of Goat Milk Stuff. PJ is a wife, homeschooling parent, farmer and also a business owner. She accomplishes a lot of things, so I was very excited to talk with her. Some of the specifics of our discussion include: The importance of structure in both family and business. Work-life balance and how PJ feels about it.

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Don’t Go it Alone! Grow Your Business With a Mastermind Group

Step It Up VA Coaching

A coach or mentor can be an invaluable asset to help us focus on priorities, and give us encouragement. Along with the coach/mentor guiding the group, your ideal mastermind group is made up of peers with extensive experience in their individual fields. You may join one through a coach or mentor, respected colleague, through a live event, or even form your own with peers. by Donna Toothaker.

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“Your Pseudo Emotional Newsletters Suck”

The Solopreneur Life

Mr. Horrell was the basketball coach for our eighth- and ninth-grade seasons at Ridge Junior High in Mentor, Ohio. Copywriting Basketball Criticism Mentor Ohio Writing T oday I’m going to explain why speaking your mind in your blog is good for business. To do that, I first need to tell you about Mr. Horrell. I remember two things Mr. Horrell told us: 1. “Don’t give up the baseline when playing defense.”

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The Productivityist Podcast 57: Crafting Coaches with Tony Stubblebine

Productivityist

Podcast coach coaching frameworks leadership mentoring productivityOn this episode of the podcast, I talk with Tony Stubblebine of Coach.me. We talk about the power of coaching, what it takes to be a coach, and several areas that people could really use coaching in so that they can take their work (and their lives) to the next level. Relevant Links. Coach.me | Instant Coaching for Any Goal. Workflowing #129: Get A Lift with Tony Stubblebine. Balance Schmalance | Productivityist.

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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know: Tips From Real Businesspeople

Small Business CEO

… Entrepreneurs business tips entrepreneurship startup mentoringUnless you’re keeping news of your pending launch tightly under wraps, you’ve probably been inundated by well-wishes and offers of assistance. Whether you know it or not, you’ve got a lot of people rooting for you. All this support can be overwhelming, even confusing. How do you sort well-meaning but misguided advice from truly valuable nuggets of wisdom? Turning to successful businesspeople could offer some clarity.

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From Executive Assistant to CEO

ProAssisting Blog

She has held many different positions throughout her 30 years working for the company but what is particularly interesting to us here at ProAssisting is how Ursula was mentored in the executive assistant position by her two different bosses.

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Someone in Your Corner

On The Job

That’s why mentors can prove to be a gift from the gods for those who need someone not only providing advice based on experience, but a supportive pat on the back when it’s needed. The advantage of having a mentor is that is gives you a person who will provide honest feedback in a secure environment. While many companies help workers set up mentoring relationships, there are times when an employee may want to seek out help confidentially. Tags: mentoring

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20 ways to impress your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I had a really brilliant mentor. She started working for my organisation just a few months before I started, but she had been working for my Executive for a few years and had followed her from their previous firm. They had a brilliant relationship and my Executive completely trusted her and actually suggested […].

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