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Facilitating Mentoring Relationships Across Organizations – Building healthy mentoring relationships requires cultural due diligence and creative designs. When there is an organizational relationship such as school or workplace, or a familial one such as parent or guardian, certain elements of leverage are in place to sustain the relationship. Those advantages do not exist when the pairs are in different organizations, environments, or geographies. This article describes how to put the strategies in place that are essential for success.
Upgrading Core Competencies with Mentoring – “Downsizing Doesn’t Mean Drop Your Skills” In this article Margo Murray, MBA, CPT, international consultant, and Beta Gamma Sigma member, suggest facilitated mentoring as a highly-effective strategy for improving the bottom-line in leaner, flatter organizations.
Building an Environment for Total Quality – Margo Murray discusses what can happen in organizations today when the quality function is separated from the workers who deliver the services or products. She offers eight guidelines for building a foundation for quality results and creating an environment to sustain that quality.
Strategic Planning – “Senior Peer Professionals Meet in Review of Strategic Planning” This article summarizes a brief review of the forward and outward focus essential to successful strategic planning for a leadership team. A six-step approach is described that lays the foundation for the strategic planning process from stakeholder analysis to placement of necessary functions.
Mentoring is Performance Improvement – This article reviews the origin of the concept of mentoring relationships, and some of the myths existing today. Examples of where mentoring processes are used successfully are provided. Measured results from a variety of organizations are cited.
People Helping People to Learn – In this article, published in Business Executive, Margo reviews the evolution of the mentoring concept and the reality in best practices today. Results with any intervention don’t happen by chance or magic. They come about with careful design and facilitation of the processes and resources for people helping people to learn.
Analysis Techniques for Management Skills – Here is an overview of the purpose, procedures, and products for management training and development. Strategies and examples are provided for Target Population Analysis, Goal Analysis, Performance Analysis, Task Analysis, and Skills Analysis. “Margo Murray’s highly successful method of analyzing management skills is stylistically attractive and substantively important.” Thomas Schwen, Editor, P&I
Alum Of The Year (California State University Sacramento) – The interviewer for this article asked Margo to describe how her cultural upbringing and education prepared her for leadership at the International level. She emphasizes the importance of a multi-skilled and flexible workforce for organizations with global operations.