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5 Ways To Share Your Professional Expertise And 4 Reasons You Should

Train Others

Training others will help boost your public speaking skills and position you as an authority. Just like writing, standing in front of a room creates automatic credibility.

Remember not to talk “down” to people; part of your role is to tap the wisdom in the Room. 

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Mentoring and Coaching

The terms mentoring and coaching are often mistakenly interchanged. Although they are similar, they are not the same when it comes to approach.

  • Mentoring - long-term relationship ...
History and Definition of Mentorship

The word "mentor" was first used in Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey" when Odysseus entrusted the care of his kingdom to Mentor who served as a teacher and overseer to Odysseus' son.

This is where mentor was derived meaning "a trusted councelor or guide."

Why Seek Out a Mentor

A mentor is not someone who gives you direct answers, but someone who challenges you to know the right answer. 

And in life, you can't be spoon-fed all the time. The role of a mentor is to guide you and give you the wisdom in knowing the answer.

Benefits of teaching what you learn
  • When you learn with the intention to teach, you learn more deeply.
  • While you teach, you will realize where you have gaps in your knowledge.
  • Teaching will give ...
The Explanation Effect

Learning is not passive: you can't learn just by taking in information. Without some form of active processing, like teaching, almost everything we read is lost in a short time.

Peter Drucker
Peter Drucker

“No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.”

Getting Negative Feedback
Getting Negative Feedback

... is not the best thing to happen at work. It normally leads to a racing mind, emotional discomfort and increased blood pressure.

We may try to defend ourselves, or brush aside the feedba...

It’s Not Personal

Unless it is completely uncalled for, negative feedback generally has the intention of informing us about our areas of improvement. If feedback isn’t provided, you may not grow and improve. If no one tells you that you are doing something wrong, you will keep doing it wrongly forever.

Providing timely feedback may be a sign that the manager cares and wants you to improve.

Don’t Shoot The Messenger

One should not be defensive when provided with negative feedback, and understand that it is for our own good.

One needs to act on the feedback by approaching it from a neutral and objective standpoint, not taking it as a personal attack. Instead of reacting, just pause and listen. Reflect on the feedback, giving yourself some time and space to respond with a level head.