Build Mentoring Relationships for Success

Having the right mentor is a key to success in growing your career.  Mentoring is also the way that essential knowledge is passed from one generation to the next.   It is actually harder to maintain a healthy mentoring relationship than it is to get one started.   Consider these three things to keep mentoring relationships going:

Coach DougBuild Mentoring Relationships for Success
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Grabbing your Audiences’ Attention

Do you want people to understand and act on what you write or what you say?   If you want someone to pay attention to you then you have to frame your message in a way that is attractive to them.   We think about this when we craft formal presentations – yet it is just as important for short communications via email and in-person conversations.  Here are some tips from the HBR Management Tip of the Day:

Coach DougGrabbing your Audiences’ Attention
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How to Write a Business Plan – Getting Started

The first step in writing a business plan is to decide whether your idea is a business opportunity – or just a neat idea.

In this post I’ll share some insights on new venture creation as discussed in my class for Post University’s Online MBA Program.    I’ll also provide some links to simple Business Plan Templates to get you started.

Coach DougHow to Write a Business Plan – Getting Started
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