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:
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:
How to write powerful messages – use the Active Voice
To write more powerfully use the Active Voice when you write. The active voice conveys your authority and makes the reader want to learn more. Active voice draws the reader through the story.
For those of you who need it, here is a review of the active and passive voice:
The 10 Worst Mistakes of First-Time Job Hunters | LinkedIn
The 10 Worst Mistakes of First-Time Job Hunters | LinkedIn.
This is a good piece to review even if you’re not a first-time job-hunter.
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.