Incentivize: How to Bring Mentorship to Life

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / March 22, 2022
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What does incentivize mean? Incentivize is the ability to convince others to do something by offering something in return. To incentivize mentorship within your company, you are going to need to offer something to participants of the program. Quality mentorship is a good answer. This article will discuss how to incentivize mentorship within your company. Mentors and mentees alike agree that mentorship is an effective way to learn.…

How ‘Star Trek’ Can Teach CEOs to Blend Fact with Fiction

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / January 25, 2022
Instead of a crew on a ship exploring galaxies, Star Trek: Voyager reintroduced viewers to the original Star Trek ethos. CEO Janeway was key.

Instead of a crew on a ship exploring galaxies, Star Trek: Voyager reintroduced viewers to the original Star Trek ethos. CEO Janeway was key. “Deep Space 9” had its ship and missions, although the focus was on a space station, rather than the U.S.S. Defiant. Meanwhile, “Star Trek: Voyager” promised to take viewers to places “never before seen.” The U.S.S. Voyager was assigned to find and apprehend a…

Mentorship Programs: How and Why

by / ⠀Career Advice / March 6, 2019
Mentoring can take you to the next level

Sometimes, personal drive and education need a boost. If you’re struggling to achieve your goals, you may need a mentor. Mentorship programs are a great place to start looking. Even the most accomplished college graduates recognize that education rarely provides all the answers for the real world. According to recent research from Gallup, only 36 percent of college graduates strongly agreed that their degrees provided the knowledge and…

10 Humbling Lessons Learned After Mentoring 1,200 Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / February 27, 2015

Four years ago my life took a detour. I invited 88 entrepreneurs to come and create a software business at The Foundation. They came with no idea, limited cash, and no experience in software. I wanted to prove the impossible. I wanted to prove anyone could start a software business when they had nothing. We did it. It worked. We had a number of success stories graduate from…

Building a Winner’s Circle: Who You Really Need in Your Corner to Be Successful

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 18, 2014

No matter how much introverts like me hate to admit it, none of us are an island.  How we work and network with others is pretty essential to how far we can go in our careers.  It’s the people behind the brands, companies, organizations, and movements that make people successful so no matter how much we may want to keep to ourselves, at times, we have to branch…

5 Surprising Mentors of Legendary CEOs

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 20, 2014

People who become successful don’t often make it all by themselves. Becoming a leader or a CEO requires hard work, dedication, vision and, most importantly, help. Family and friends can offer a lot of support, but a mentor-mentee relationship can be especially fulfilling. Having a shoulder to lean on and a wise mind to bounce ideas off is exactly what can propel a business idea on to the…

5 Characteristics of Great Mentors

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 15, 2013

Every day as a business owner you make decisions that have an impact on your business.  Sometimes you are not sure what direction to go in or what option to consider.  You could ask your friends and family, but do they really have the wealth of business knowledge that is needed to help guide you to make the right decision?  What you really need is a business mentor!…

Mentorship is Vital to Driving Innovation

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 11, 2013

If you had the choice between exploring a cave alone with no flashlight and exploring a cave with an experienced guide who carried a torch, which would you choose? Alone in the dark, you might still be able to use sound and touch to make it through the cave, but you would be doing a lot of guesswork. Clearly, it would be an easier (and more enjoyable!) journey…

You’re Never Too Young to Be a Mentor

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 6, 2013

Networking and volunteering time to help other entrepreneurs can result in meaningful experiences that inspire and encourage. Many young entrepreneurs feel they must wait until they’ve exited a company or are older to give back – but the truth is that it’s never too early to start, and there’s never too small an impact to make. Sharing your entrepreneurial journey and aligning yourself with founders from other industries…

Three Laws Of Startup Success

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 13, 2012

Starting a business is much like climbing a tree, you must start at the bottom and it’s very likely you may fall a few times before you get to the top. The simple fact is that you will make mistakes.  However, the way that you handle these mistakes is usually a clear indication of how well your business will ultimately do. Not every little speed bump you come…

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