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5 THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR BEFORE CHOOSING A MENTOR

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One thing you shouldn't do is jump into choosing a Mentor without first observing for a while and making sure certain things are in place. I've picked out five things for you to consider before choosing a Mentor. 1. Level of Knowledge and Expertise Does the person have the skills you're looking to learn? Is he good at what he does? Has he demonstrated expertise in any way? Or are you just assuming? These questions should be answered positively in order to get a Mentor you can learn from. An ideal mentor should have more knowledge in the field than you. 2. Ability and Willingness to teach  It's one thing for someone to be knowledgeable and another thing to be willing and able to share that knowledge. Not everyone knows how to teach or is willing to and that's not a bad thing. It's just a sign that you may need to find another mentor because the aim is to learn. 3. Values and Principles It's best to have a mentor whose values and principles align with yours or

HOW TO MANAGE DIFFERENT EMPLOYEE PERSONALITIES AT WORK

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    Having different types of employee personalities in every workplace can be interesting. Just as the saying goes, "variety is the spice of life." However, managing employees with different personalities can be perceived as a herculean task; bearing in mind the need to get the best out of them in order to increase productivity.  Below are some tips that can be of help.   1. The Hard Worker :  This type of employee is energetic , handles and completes the required jobs assigned and most times may not be very organised and is willing to learn at any given opportunity. Do Not overwork this individual with so much workload.   2. The Smart Worker:  This employee is meticulous, knows how to prioritize or delegate any assigned tasks and also is a team player. Encourage this individual by setting smart goals and deadlines and train this employee. Such an employee's skills can be harnessed through delegation. 3. The High flyer.  This employee, is creative, strategizes, sees the