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Mentoring Connections Newsletter
In this issue
The relationship between mentoring and career success is well known. Many formal mentoring programs include the provision of career management techniques (usually in conjunction with follow up mid point evaluation) to support the career progress of both mentors and mentees.
The Growth Connection has been using Dick Knowdell’s Career Values and Motivated Skills self assessment card sorts in these workshops for over 15 years. I was trained in the use of these and other career instruments by Dick Knowdell who I am lucky to have had as a long term mentor and friend, so I am especially pleased to welcome him back to Australia.
Also in this edition of our newsletter we touch on the role of one on one coaching, including career support, for managers and staff under pressure to perform at their best in these very challenging economic times.
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Dick Knowdell is the author of Building a Career Development Program and From Downsizing to Recovery and was the pioneer in the design of card sorts as self assessment instruments for career diagnosis and career management, including the internationally popular Career Values and Motivated Skills card sorts. If you have any professional or personal involvement in careers and/or mentoring you will be interested in the following:
Investment in the development, continuous learning and well being of people in organisations is especially vital in times of economic and policy uncertainty. People at work are under pressure from all directions: fear can become the dominant emotion and fear crushes creativity and high performance levels.
This is the first of a series of short features on how to maintain motivation and focus at work; the ongoing necessity of retaining talented people and the benefits of building lasting loyalty during the downturn.
A range of opportunities can be provided but a key vehicle for targeted skills growth and support, which directly impacts performance, is one on one coaching.
Qualified and experienced coaches offer knowledge, insights, tools and techniques to deliver:
How is your organisation ensuring they will be motivated and capable to seize the early signs of recovery and position themselves and the organisation to come out ahead?
These quotes from mentees are typical of the feedback from a successful formal mentoring program in a large Sydney council, designed and supported by The Growth Connection:
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