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Mentorship: The Benefits Of Mentorship

What Are The Benefits Of Mentorship? The benefits of mentorship are widespread. Mentorship has the power to accelerate the professional development of mentees as the mentors share knowledge, experience, and expertise. Within mentorship arrangements, it's expected that there will be several benefits for mentees  but there are also a considerable number of benefits for  mentors. A few benefits of mentorship have been captured below: Benefits To The Mentees Mentees are equipped to navigate through challenging situations with ease as they receive knowledge and effective strategies from mentors Mentees are given the opportunity to learn from the previous mistakes of their mentors and subsequently make fewer mistakes during their professional journey and expedite their success Mentees have a springboard for innovative ideas and receive timely encouragement to contribute courageously to their work environments Mentees gain a reliable accountability partner for growth-cent
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Mentorship: How To Choose Your Mentor

How To Choose Your Mentor A mentor is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as ' a person who gives a younger or less experienced person help and advice over a period of time , especially at work or school' .   In light of this definition, there are several undeniable factors which must be considered prior to choosing your mentor. Below are just a few: 1)                  Experience It's important that your mentor has had first-hand experience in an area relevant to what you, as a mentee, would like to receive support in. The experience which a mentor brings can be truly valuable and not only reduces the time it takes to overcome a challenge but they can pre-empt challenging situations saving you, the mentee, any potential emotional, mental and financial stress. Does your mentor have experience that is relevant to you? 2)                  Career Trajectory You, as a mentee, might prefer to choose a mentor who is curren

Books: What Is Your Second Book About?

What Is Your Second Book About? Many working professionals want to progress in their careers but find it a challenge to progress the right way.  The right way? Surely that would imply there's a wrong way to progress. Yes, that's what I'm saying! You see for many people, especially women who through no fault of their own seem to still face ceilings in their professional careers, there can be pressure to climb the ranks in a way that neglects walking in excellence. My second book hopes to be a voice of reason to prevent this.  It's imperative that women help rather than hinder their own career success. Women need to conduct themselves with excellence in the workplace so that when doors do open to advance professionally, they're ready to walk through them and are somewhat blameless in their demeanour. My second book covers the 10 Pillars of Excellence which are to be demonstrated in the workplace. These pillars are explored throughout the JEM scheme. These are i

Books: How To Promote Your Book

How To Promote Your Book Publishing a book is a massive accomplishment in itself so if you've made it this far, well done! There are many reasons why writers publish their books but the most common reasons is to earn an additional income from their passion for writing. In cases such as these, it's wise to promote publish books effectively. Below I have listed 7 useful methods to promote your book. 1) Book Launch (Guest Speakers) Holding a book launch is an effective way of drawing attention to the fact that you've published a book. Friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours will typically make the effort to support you in this experience. In order to draw a wider audience, it's useful to invite guest speakers not only because they can speak on a topic relevant to the theme of your book but because they can draw additional audiences to your book launch event. The more attendees you have, the better the exposure and the greater chance of increased sales. 

Mentorship: The Biblical Case For Mentorship

The Biblical Case For Mentorship Last year I completed a course at Bible College which equipped me with skills, knowledge, experience and tool-kits to not only practise as a Certified Mentor but as a Certified Christian Mentor if necessary.  Is there a biblical case for mentorship? Yes! Is it a secret? Certainly not! Whether you align with the Christian faith or not, there's great value to be gained from the 4 examples of mentorship below.  1) Jesus mentored His disciples Jesus is considered to be the greatest mentor within the Christian faith. He had twelve disciples, or mentees, and did an outstanding job of sharing His knowledge and understanding of many things with them to prepare them to carry out their purpose in His absence. It's important that mentees take full advantage of having access to their mentors and it's equally important that mentors share adequate knowledge with their mentees who need to be released to live out their purpose independently.