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Nov 11, 2020
111 Stashed Ideas
Mentorship is about having challenging conversations that help increase our self-awareness and helps us grow both personally and professionally.
To find a mentor, pick someone you admire that is within reach and consider their willingness to form a professional relationship with you. Having a mentor will strongly build a strong personal brand by displaying your competence, experience, and positive attitude.
If you've moved from an individual role to a more team-centred position, working as part of a team may at first pose a challenge.
But, there are ways to overcome this problem and learn how to work together in a team.
Video chat apps and other technology connect us while we work remotely, but the extra time in front of the computer can cause eye strain, muscle fatigue, and mental and emotional fatigue.
There are ways we can proactively disconnect from the screen to help maintain and regain our energy.
Success is sought after by most, while failure is looked down upon, even seen as something shameful.
More than success, it is our failures, errors and rejections that provide us with better learnings, and pathways towards eventual success, if we study them.
Remote work days need to have a specific routine in place, which has structure, clarity and consistency.
Each team member needs to be provided with a daily block of time to be heard, maybe in a 15-minute morning team video check-in. This makes the team connected and accountable. Also, the team members should be encouraged to share concerns, challenges and successes.
It is a communication model used to improve understanding between individuals within a team or group setting.
There are two key ideas:
Before the Industrial revolution, everyone worked out of their home and sold their goods from there. With the Industrial Revolution came the need for automation and factories, and employees had to commute to a factory to complete their work.