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What would Mentoring deliver if it was done right? A guide for program managers

8 August, 2022

What would Mentoring deliver if it was done right? A guide for program managers

If ‘pivot’ was the buzzword of 2020, then ‘retention’ is certainly staking its claim on 2022! Building a team and nurturing talent is only one part of the challenge facing people teams and business leaders. The looming question is ‘how…

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The 5 leadership habits that retain talent

20 July, 2022

The 5 leadership habits that retain talent

We knew Millennials had different expectations to their parents about their workplace and career. This was particularly a concern for organisations who invest a lot of time and money to develop and up-skill their graduates only to see them leave…

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Leveraging technology to succeed in a hybrid world

7 June, 2022

Leveraging technology to succeed in a hybrid world

At Serendis, our passion is to create agile, mindful and inclusive leadership cultures. For many years, we were driven by the idea that disruption and change was upon us, and we wanted to support leaders to face ‘the challenges of…

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The Making of Leader360

7 June, 2022

The Making of Leader360

So often, our HR partners ask us to recommend the most effective 360 instruments on the market. In addressing their needs, we are challenged by two factors: Many of the well-known psychometric instruments that provide a 360 component, take time…

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How Do You Make It Past Two Mentoring Sessions?

26 April, 2022

How Do You Make It Past Two Mentoring Sessions?

Ask any senior successful individual in the corporate sector and they will tell you that a mentor, a sponsor, or a coach has, at a point in time in their career, contributed to their success. Some share the story of…

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Mentoring Relationships Prove Their Deepest Value During Covid19 Lockdown

3 July, 2020

Mentoring Relationships Prove Their Deepest Value During Covid19 Lockdown

Mentoring has proven to be the best possible form of leadership development in times of change and crisis and we have found a surprising and impactful way to achieve results virtually. Now we wait for the ‘big reveal’, where we…

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Why you need a mentor and how to get one

2 April, 2019

Why you need a mentor and how to get one

I have a three-year-old son. He is always asking me for a boost. He wants to climb higher in the tree, sit on the counter to help me cook, or stand on the most precarious obstacle at the playground. He…

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The power of mentoring and how to do it effectively

28 July, 2017

The power of mentoring and how to do it effectively

Much has been written about the merits of mentoring. From personal experience, having facilitated cross-sector and internal mentoring programs for several years, I have observed how structured mentoring operates as a powerful lever to accompany individual, organisational and sector change. Serendis’…

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Mentoring or Sponsorship?

27 April, 2017

Mentoring or Sponsorship?

 Is one approach better than the other to enhance gender diversity? In spite of the prolific literature produced around this topic, the lack of gender diversity at the top levels of our corporate world is a very complex, multifaceted issue…

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