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Posted March 20, 2014 by

Need career guidance? A mentor can help

Young mentor going over work with his new colleague

Young mentor going over work with his new colleague. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Managing a fast-paced career can feel a little like navigating a minefield. You want to excel, of course, not only by doing your best work, but by being innovative, confident, and creative. At the same time, you’re trying to steer clear of mistakes you’ve seen others make, as well as the plethora of unforeseen pitfalls that can cause a career to stall or become obsolete altogether. Whether you’re at the beginning of your professional career, or at the peak of it, it’s hard not to feel like you’re on your own. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Support and guidance can be yours, if you find and retain the right mentor to help see you through. (more…)

Posted August 19, 2013 by

Do You Take Your Boss for Granted?

While employers probably don’t expect you to kiss up to them, it never hurts to say thank you.  By doing so, they will know that their employees are appreciative, not taking them for granted.

Caring bosses who help employees with their personal and work problems shouldn’t expect gratitude, loyalty and commitment in return, new research has warned.

According to a study by IMD business school, most managers believe offering emotional support will benefit their company.

Yet most employees simply view such shows of kindness as part of their superiors’ duties and have no intention of working any harder by way of saying thank-you. (more…)