Posts by RML Team

Finding a Mentor in the Workplace

Melinda Wieder, Director of the Reciprocal Mentoring Lab     All my professional life I’ve heard “find a mentor if you want to advance in your career”. Yet, there was little to no instruction on what that mentorship should look like. Was I supposed to try and connect with the most senior person in the office?…

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Anchors Aweigh! My Reciprocal Mentorship with CAPT Betsy Holmes

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W. Brad Johnson, Ph.D.,  RML Faculty Member       I was commissioned a Navy Lieutenant in 1990. Fresh from graduate school, I reported to Bethesda Naval Hospital for my psychology internship. One of the more salient memories in a year best characterized by high-stress, demanding rotations, and late night emergency watch, was my exposure…

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My Colleague: The Mentor

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David Smith, Ph.D.,  RML Faculty Member     One of my mentoring relationships really had an impact on my perspective about the importance of reciprocal mentoring. After almost 20 years as a Navy pilot, I found myself taking a leap of faith and finally following my passion for higher education. Having just been selected into…

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The Power of Reciprocity for Inclusive Leaders

  There is a lot of conversation about the problems people face across differences. Diversity and Inclusion is often pursued as the answer. Reciprocity is the missing key.   “Diversity” focuses on the distinctive nature of individual identity, and how each one of us is shaped by the cultures of which we are part and by our…

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