Cannexus 21, The Benefits of Mentoring for Career Development

Cannexus21: Career Development for Public Good

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Pollinate CEO Christy Pettit presents The Benefits of Mentoring for Career Development at Cannexus 21, Canada’s largest national career development conference. Christy’s on-demand session will be released for Cannexus participants Wed., Feb. 3 at 1:45 EST. Get mentorship best practices, research insights and strategies to measure ROI Mentorship programs build …

2021: We intend to make a difference

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Setting an intent for your work and life can provide both a compass and a filter. When we set intentions, we build on the accomplishments, lessons, support and circumstances that got us here; these experiences made us ready to resolve to move forward. We can acknowledge mentors, collaborators, partners and, …

Where Will Virtual Work Go Next? WFH Trends for 2021

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Some of the common pain points that teams experience with virtual work are reminiscent of college or university experiences with group projects when someone essentially ghosts the team: they hardly communicate and only drop in on the project at the end to get the grade. Without that person’s contribution and …

Using “Yes, and” to confront reality and calibrate for the future

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In these challenging pandemic times, we need a new vision, a new way to create our success, and the motivation to overcome the many challenges on the path forward. “Yes, and” is a fundamental improv exercise that teaches us how to assimilate new information and contribute to the scene. First …

Pace is the New “Place”: Building a Better Virtual Team, Part 2

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Virtual teams are here for the long term, even as some jurisdictions gradually reopen workplaces and other public spaces. As leaders and employees adjust to this evolving reality, there are ways to work more effectively and gain a momentum people can live with – including exchanging “place” for pace: we …

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 …