Andy Gardner

Peer mentoring from a distance

When you hear the word mentoring, it’s easy to conjure up the conventional arrangement: the fresh-faced rookie partnered with the seasoned pro. But what happens when it’s not business as usual? How does a peer-to-peer mentoring match work? In today’s column, we hear from senior communications professionals Tammy Nienaber and […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Facilitates Automated Decision Making

By: Irene Connors, Blogger Tools that use artificial intelligence (AI) have great potential to help people improve their performance in the workplace and make a difference in the bottom line. For example, AI is used in everyday tools such as virtual assistants (Alexa and Siri), media streaming services and navigation applications. […]

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3 thought-starters for nonprofit communicators

Bridget Nelson Monroe, vice president at Bellmont Partners For communications professionals who work in nonprofits, it’s no surprise that there are unique challenges that come with the territory. Whether it’s a lack of financial resources or a lack of communications personnel on staff to help harness and share your organization’s […]

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Invest in yourself by growing new connections

By: Carmen Ramson-Herzing, IABC-MN, mentorship director When Sue Otten asked our SW Masterminds group for volunteers to start a mentorship program, I was one of three members at the table to hesitantly raise a hand. While I loved the idea, I have a knack for over-extending myself with enthusiastic (but […]

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A Magical Voicemail…

By: Lisa-Marie Hanson (Facilitator and Speaker Coach) A long time ago – in a land far away, I conducted my first train-the-trainer session (okay, it was about ahem, 25 years ago). Everyone selected to be on the facilitation team didn’t come from training or facilitation backgrounds, but instead were subject […]

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