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A curation of some of the best videos about mentoring, leadership, and helping each other at work.


Science of Mentorship

Mentorship is a science that has not been clearly defined. Through Shawn's heart felt experience and research he has found kernals of truth that define mentorship and displays the application of his findings. From this engaging talk and diagrams you will walk away with the what, why, when, and how the Science of Mentorship works.

How to Get a Mentor

Mentoring and career expert, Professor Ellen Ensher, Ph.D., discusses tips on how to get a mentor during a TEDx talk at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.

How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work

The workplace is often presented as a meritocracy, where you can succeed by putting your head down and working hard. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris learned early in her career that this a myth. The key to actually getting ahead? Get a sponsor: a person who will speak on your behalf in the top-level, closed-door meetings you're not invited to (yet). Learn how to identify and develop a productive sponsor relationship in this candid, powerful talk.

5 1/2 Mentors that will change your life

Mentorship isn't something that is done to you. Rather, mentorship is something you do for yourself, with the help of other people. Doug has unlocked the secret of mentorship in the digital age and has used it to develop more (and faster) than he ever thought possible.

Millennials need a mentor in the workplace

Millennials should not expect their workplace to cater to an individual's unique skills, but workplace managers should also recognize that millennials do have initiative and other extraordinary talents, if managers just take time to show them the ropes.

For Women at Work

Why we have too few women leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

The career advice you probably didn't get

You're doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you're just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.

For the Leaders

Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety ? especially in an uneven economy ? means taking on big responsibility.

What does it mean to be a mentor?

"True mentorship, like true friendship, is not a one-way street" says Simon. Both mentor and mentee giving and learning from each other is what true mentorship is about. He explains beautifully how you can't ask a stranger to be your mentor. You have to cultivate a relationship first.