How to Have Foolproof Mentoring

  Effective mentoring is a powerful thing, but not all mentoring works the way it should. Some pairings simply never get off the ground while others go wrong over time. The reasons…

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Mentoring Made Easy

You need mentors. If you have any doubt, pick up almost any career guidance book or magazine. According to Catalyst, a nonprofit that researches and advocates for women in the workplace, employees with mentors…

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Is a Mentor Worth It?

At 4word, we talk about mentorship a lot. It’s something I passionately believe in, and it’s one of the pillars of 4word and why I founded it. The fall session of our 4word Mentor Program is accepting…

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What Makes a Mentor Great

We hear a lot about the benefits of mentoring today, but mentoring itself is not a new phenomenon. Mentoring has always been part of God’s design for weaving together the lives of…

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Pokémon Parenting

As I have watched the phenomenon of the latest video game sensation reach to ridiculous heights and consume my kids’ time, I have decided not to fight it. Instead of resenting Pokémon…

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The Spiritual Side of Mentoring

One of 4word’s passion areas is mentoring. It’s one of the great ways we support women in the workplace as they seek to honor God, honor their families, and excel in the…

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Achieve Your Full Potential

Mentorship is something with which I have been privileged to be involved, both as a mentor and a mentee. With our next 4word Mentor Program session coming up in a few weeks,…

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The 4 Things a Mentor is NOT

For all of the fuss made about how important and valuable mentors can be (a fuss I often make!), there’s a lot of bad information out there too. I am surprised by…

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Mentorship: A TEAM Effort

Who do you tend to go to first when you need advice on something? A spouse, a parent, a sibling? Maybe a co-worker or close friend? While these people fall into the…

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5 Steps to Mentor Bliss

So, you know you need mentors, right? You don’t have to take my word for it. If you have any doubt, pick up almost any career guidance book or magazine, or check…

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No (Career) Regrets!

Decisions can you leave you feeling one of two ways: relieved or regretful. If you’re feeling like the second option, what can you do about it? We talked with 4word woman, Dawn…

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Where’s My Roadmap?

Do you remember the moment you decided what you would do with your life? Was it a moment of clarity or a moment of desperation? Julie Champion discovered her passion for mentoring…

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Once in a Lifetime Mentor: Norma, 89

I’ve been blessed by many mentors in my life, but Norma Coldwell might be the most precious to me. I met Norma about five years ago through her son Cameron, who…

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Cross the Gender Line: My Male Mentee

What kind of impact can mentoring really have on your career? Is it really so important to have that relationship, or can you excel without it? We asked these questions to Craig…

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How Taking a Detour May Get You to Your Dream

Talents, passions, and making your dreams a reality. This is often a long road with lots of twists and turns. Today, we are talking to one of our own team members, Jordan…

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4th of July Fun | 4 Tips for Collaboration | What My Mentor Taught Me About Being A Mentor

Happy 4th of July! Before you head out to grill out, check out this week’s favorite articles, video and pin! Take Notice TED TALK: Former 4word board member Linda Lindquist-Bishop had the…

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Social Media: The Latest Disorder Plaguing Girls (of all ages)

Morgan Eseke is a business marketing professional (and 4word woman!) here in Dallas. She has a passion for mentoring younger women, and in 2009 she launched a multigenerational discipleship ministry in Norman,…

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I Wanted a To-Do List, God Wanted Me.

There’s something so appealing about the idea of knowing and pursuing your calling, isn’t there? Maybe it’s just me who feels this way, but I doubt it! I think we all want…

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Want a Promotion? LinkedIn Says "Get a Mentor"

At 4word, we believe that one of the best investments you can make in yourself and your career comes through a mentoring relationship. As you are navigating and evaluating life and career…

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Mentor Program Deadline is Today, #BANBOSSY, Stop Glorification of Busy

Today is the last day to sign up for the Spring 2014 Mentor Program session! Be sure to check out the first story in the Take Notice section for more information. (And…

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