Reverse Mentoring Works, if You Do it Right Reverse mentoring pairs younger employees with executive team members to mentor them on various topics of strategic and cultural relevance. This approach has precedent: in the late 1990s, GE’s Jack Welsh used reverse mentoring to teach senior executives about the internet.
How to Tell Your Boss You’re Not Engaged at Work Many people think of employee engagement as a relatively new idea, but scientists have been studying it for years. William Kahn first introduced the term in 1990, defining it as “the degree of psychological identification employees experience with their job role or work persona.”
8 Tips For Returning to Work After Taking Parental Leave Transitioning back to work after parental leave is hard. You’ve been out of the flow of the office for weeks or months, and you’re returning as a different person with new priorities and concerns. (Not to mention the stress and strain of endless new logistics.) It’s jarring and often overwhelming.
Bouncing Back After Harsh Criticisms at Work Most of us have been “feedsmacked” at some point in our life. In the midst of a meeting, an innocent walk down the hallway, or a performance review, someone delivers a verbal wallop that rocks our psychological footing.
Why You Should Encourage Curiosity at the Office (Part 2) Curious teammates are better than others at resolving conflicts with colleagues, more likely to receive social support, and more effective at building connections, trust, and commitment with their peers. Read more today about how to foster curiosity in your office.
Four Ways to Overcome a Bad First Impression We’ve all been there — accidentally alienated a new coworker with a bad joke, underwhelmed the new boss by botching our first assignment, or had a client we didn’t just click with. The trouble is that initial impressions are hard to shake.