Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: Managing Differences Through Mentoring

pollinate Change Management, Client Resources, Leadership Development, Mentoring, News, Pollinate Insights 2 Comments

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 …

5 Tips to Facilitate a Virtual Meeting Like a Boss

Oliver Maynard-Langedijk COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Goal Achievement, Leadership Development, News, Pollinate Insights, Supervisory Effectiveness Leave a Comment

Like everyone in the COVID-era, you’ve likely joined a virtual meeting (on Zoom or otherwise) that was well-facilitated, ran smoothly, and made you feel like you learned something afterwards. You’ve probably also joined a virtual meeting that felt long-winded, dry and awkward. So why do some make you feel drained …

Mentoring best practices for the virtual workplace

pollinate COVID-19, Mentoring, News, Pollinate Insights Leave a Comment

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 …

5 Steps to Adapt & Focus on What Matters Most in the “New Normal”

Oliver Maynard-Langedijk Assessments, Change Management, COVID-19, News, Pollinate Insights Leave a Comment

Across the globe, communities have been coming to terms with what it means to be in quarantine. We’ve been grappling with distancing ourselves from friends and family, working remotely (or not working at all), and only leaving the house if absolutely necessary. The virus struck, and it struck hard – …

7 Ways to Pollinate Agility & Effectiveness

pollinate COVID-19, Mentoring, News, Pollinate Insights, Pollinate Partners Leave a Comment

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 …

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

pollinate Client Success Stories, Mentoring, News Leave a Comment

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 …

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

Christy Pettit Assessments, COVID-19, Mentoring, News, Pollinate Insights Leave a Comment

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 …