When Mentorship Crosses Cultures, Both Sides Learn

Jelena Zikic is an Associate Professor at York University. In her research and practice, she explores a combination of career and life transitions of diverse populations.

Everyone knows that mentoring relationships are one important avenue for professional learning. Young people are taught to seek out senior executives in their organization, function, industry, or geographical location who can help them learn the ropes, share knowledge, teach new skills, broaden their network and, in some cases, fast track their careers. Less talked about, but just as important, are the benefits and learning that mentors can derive from mentees. Continue reading

5 Emotional Mistakes That Destroy Teams

Teamwork is critical to success, but too many teams become dysfunctional when members don’t have proper emotional intelligence. By Will Yakowicz 

Will_Yackowicz_Portrait-_59790Success in our society is usually credited to the CEO, the president, the general, the hero who grew up an orphan and made it to the top all alone. Teamwork, though, is vastly underrated. If you want your company to be successful, you need to make sure your employees can function well together. Continue reading