Author Archives: Erin Thomas
Argonne’s Mentoring Blog provides opportunities for laboratory employees to discuss mentoring strategies and ideas with one another and enables employees to provide feedback and opinions on a variety of topics.
“Personal brand is what people say about you when you leave the room.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon.com Personal brand is commonly overlooked as a component of professional growth. Most mentoring conversations center on how to conduct … Read More
If you stop developing in this rapidly growing scientific age, the field will grow without you. Even if you’ve achieved your highest occupational goals, there is no ceiling to professional and personal growth. There is always a next level both … Read More
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Having a mentor who is external to your organization can go a long way in giving you perspective on your professional future or shortcomings. Take advantage of professional organizations and even your friends and family to give you insight on how … Read More
The new firstname.lastname@example.org email address presents a private forum for communicating one-on-one with Dr. Erin Thomas, the Lab’s Gender Diversity Specialist, about all topics related to mentoring. Do you want to start a mentoring program in your division? Do you want personalized … Read More
Mentoring doesn’t have to be all business. Getting to know your mentor/mentee on a personal level can enhance the relationship by building camaraderie and trust. Your professional relationship does not preclude a personal connection. Instead of jumping right to business … Read More
This is a common mentoring myth. In fact, mentoring is a proactive form of professional development with the potential to impact everything from the size of one’s professional network to one’s advancement rate and job satisfaction. A good mentor simply … Read More
The Mentoring at Argonne LinkedIn group is your one-stop portal for connecting with Argonne mentors, mentees and advocates. Think of this as a directory of biographical profiles and a touchpoint for the latest mentoring-related news and commentaries in the popular … Read More
Mentoring is often conceived of as occurring between individuals with different professional ranks. Do you think it’s possible to be effectively mentored by a peer?