Leadership

Why you should have a junior mentor

My previous blog post Why you should be a mentor outlines the benefits of mentoring, but have you heard of reverse mentoring? Reverse mentoring is a term used when a junior member of a company mentors a senior leader. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is widely credited as the first champion of reverse mentoring. He rolled out a program in the late 90s that leveraged younger employee’s knowledge of the Internet to coach GE's top management. But what can these youngsters teach us experienced leaders? Well, quite a bit actually. (more…)

By Nicholas Foster, ago
Leadership

Why you should be a mentor

I have had some great mentors throughout my career, both on a technical and non technical level. My career would not be where it is today without the help of these experienced, clever and giving individuals. Especially the Russian one. I have also mentored and coached hundreds of people during my career, helping them be the best they can be. But why should you mentor? (more…)

By Nicholas Foster, ago
Leadership

Always lead with a smile

Whether you are leading a team, project or any other initiative, it is critical that you give off a positive can do attitude, even if your work or personal life is not going well.

The way you walk, your facial expression and your communication style can have a positive or negative effect on the people you are leading i.e.
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By Nicholas Foster, ago