Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: Managing Differences Through Mentoring

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A powerful part of the mentoring process is learning with – and from – someone with a different life story than yours.  Even when we try to be sensitive, differences can get in the way. Here’s what you need to know to understand – and overcome – unconscious bias: Understanding Unconscious Bias Biases – both explicit and implicit – are …

Mentoring best practices for the virtual workplace

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Mentoring is among the most powerful and effective ways to circulate knowledge throughout an organization. Bringing the right people together at the right time produces myriad benefits, from building both general and specialist knowledge to honing leadership, decision-making and critical thinking skills through conversation and taking action. Mentoring is more important than ever in today’s coronavirus-induced remote-working reality, as social …

7 Ways to Pollinate Agility & Effectiveness

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Is virtual teamwork getting you down? Are you struggling with motivation? A better understanding of your virtual collaboration style can increase your effectiveness. Take Pollinate’s Knowledge Transfer Index (KTI) assessment (free of charge for individuals through April and May) to get actionable insights into your unique collaboration preferences. Need an energy boost? Juice co-founder Brady Wilson recommends starting every meeting …

PLT Canada Launches My Green Mentor Program, Delivered by Pollinate Networks

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Young people pursuing green careers are benefitting from the advice and guidance of mentors in the forestry and conservation sectors through Project Learning Tree Canada’s My Green Mentor Program, delivered by Pollinate Networks Inc. The My Green Mentor Program is a new PLT Canada initiative that enhances the organization’s mandate to place youth into green jobs. The program directly connects …

In for the Long Haul: Can a Sprinter Become a Marathon Runner?

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We’re in for the long haul to restore all-round health, folks. The coronavirus pandemic isn’t a sprint anymore but a marathon. Can a sprinter become a marathon runner? Can a marathoner excel at bouts of sprinting? In the total realm of possibility – sure. In an adrenaline-fuelled environment, no doubt sprinters can run a long way, and marathoners can burst …