Something to Give, Something to Gain

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Something to Give, Something to Gain

  1. 1. <ul><li>something to give, something to gain... </li></ul>It’s all about forging great relationships--one conversation at a time
  2. 2. everyone has a history <ul><li>Whether you’re brand new to the workforce or a seasoned professional, we all have life experiences, both work and personal, where we’ve picked up little (and not so little) lessons on how to approach life, people and situations. </li></ul><ul><li>As we travel through our professional lives, our perspective is shaped by the people, the roles and experiences we encounter. </li></ul>
  3. 3. WISDOM across the ages Emerging Contributor Seasoned Contributor Recent Contributor Experienced Contributor
  4. 4. <ul><li>your story </li></ul><ul><li>looking back </li></ul><ul><li>today </li></ul><ul><li>looking ahead </li></ul>
  5. 5. and the survey says? 6
  6. 6. What are the top three skills needed by employees in TODAY’s workforce? 3
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  8. 8. How about in five years? five years?
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  10. 10. What did you worry about when you first started your career? What do you worry about now? What do you worry about now?
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  13. 13. What do you wish you paid attention to earlier in your career?
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  15. 15. What do you wish you knew back then that you know now?
  16. 16. The importance of building relationships-- Balancing your technical abilities with leadership skills. Relationships are more important as you move up your career ladder. I wish I knew that I didn't need to do everything twice as hard, study twice as long, and work three times as hard--I wish i knew that it would all work out surrounding myself with the right people personally and professionally. A few less gray hairs and a few more years added onto my life perhaps if I knew this? Importance of interdependence and team work to produce results. It's all about relationships. Develop strong, lasting relationships and everything else will take care of itself. Be open to change and work with as many high performers as you can. Stay in touch with people. It's always about the relationships-- Life is very, very, very short I learned that ones opinion does matter and to always state what you believe in, even when no one else may not agree with you. Because more times then not---you may just be right! I wish I knew...
  17. 17. so how can these conversations drive your business?
  18. 18. <ul><li>A type of collaborative sharing – mentoring – that will foster deep relationships across divisions, levels, and generations. </li></ul><ul><li>These new connections will not only drive innovation, but make people stick in your organization. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Bolster your leadership capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate your development and performance </li></ul><ul><li>Increase your exposure to both key talent and key leaders within your organization </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your breadth of business knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Foster key relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what it takes to thrive within your culture </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate cross-divisional networking </li></ul><ul><li>Support and complement your experience-based development plan </li></ul>mentoring is one of the most valuable and cost efficient tools that you can use
  20. 20. it’s who you know <ul><li>2009 Emerging Workforce Study report on companies without a regular mentoring program: 35% of employees plan to look for another job within 12 months. “But just 16% of those with good mentors expect to jump ship. </li></ul><ul><li>77% of companes report that mentoring programs are effective in increasing retention. (Source: Center for Creative Leadership) </li></ul><ul><li>A corporate study of 2,400 newly-hired life insurance agents indicates: 74% remained after the first year if paired with a mentor vs 64% not paired. Sales 15% higher for individuals involved in mentoring . (Source: LIMRA International) </li></ul><ul><li>Training alone increases managerial productivity by 24%; the combination of mentoring and coaching increases productivity by 88%. (Source: American Society for Training and Development) </li></ul><ul><li>In a survey of Fortune 500 CEOs, respondents state that one of the top three factors affecting career growth is mentoring. (Source: AccountTemps) </li></ul><ul><li>75% of executives interviewed in one study say mentoring has played a key role in their career success. (Source: Center of Creative Leadership) </li></ul>
  21. 21. your secret weapon <ul><li>attracting talent </li></ul><ul><li>develop talent </li></ul><ul><li>fostering diversity </li></ul><ul><li>women & mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>engaging & driving productivity </li></ul><ul><li>developing high potentials </li></ul><ul><li>executive integration </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>The beauty of this type of collaborative learning is that it is focused on being collegial, talking, listening, sharing and developing solutions - together </li></ul>
  23. 23. at the end of the day <ul><li>Together, you will create a place where all people can thrive and contribute to the prosperity of your organization. </li></ul>
  24. 24. questions? <ul><li>Strategic Partners, Inc. Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>Stacey C. Cunningham </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Partners, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>8201 Bells Mill Road </li></ul><ul><li>Potomac, MD 20854 </li></ul><ul><li>301-299-0607 </li></ul><ul><li>www.spisolutions.com </li></ul>

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