Author Archives: Ellen Ensher

About Ellen Ensher

Ellen A. Ensher, Ph.D. is a Professor of Management at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, USA. Dr. Ensher has an established expertise in mentoring programs and career advice, and is a frequent key note speaker and workshop leader for conferences and public and private organizations around the world. Google +

How to Build a Network of Mentors in College

“You did it! You’re done! You made it! You’re Through. …Oh what a great moment … now what will you do??”- Sandra Boynton One of my favorite ways to wrap up my last day of class is to read a … Continue reading

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Trying to Decide What Not To Wear

By Lindsay Western, MBA Candidate, Loyola Marymount University, Guest Blogger Spring is just around the corner which means its networking time! Lindsay Western, LMU MBA candidate, tackles the what-to-wear conundrum using movies as an inspiration! Recently during an annual mock … Continue reading

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Why Being a Good Mentor Matters and How to Become a Good Mentor

I have been doing a lot of mentoring for women who get breast cancer. Most of these women are referred to me through friends of friends. But recently, it hit closer to home as a good friend was just diagnosed. … Continue reading

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Dining with the Dead and My Mentoring Questions

If you could pick one dead person from your field to have dinner with who would it be and what would you ask them? This was the intriguing premise of a recent article that I contributed to in the recent … Continue reading

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Finding hope for Business in this Terrible – Horrible – No – Good- Very – Bad Election Cycle.

Ellen Ensher & Lindsey Western I feel badly that for my college students this is their very first time to vote in a Presidential election. I feel badly that this election cycle is so rife with negativity and that “Election … Continue reading

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Why Mentoring is Gaining Momentum

12 years ago, I gave a presentation on mentoring the World Presidents Organization (this organization consists of executives and leaders from a variety of industries). In my break out session of 30 participants, there was one other woman in the … Continue reading

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Mentoring vs. Sponsorship: Clickbait or Conundrum?

Imagine 10,000 Business Professor converging on Disneyland! Yep-that was the scene at this year’s annual Academy of Management meeting in Anaheim. I love this conference as I get to catch up with my peeps and totally dork out over esoteric … Continue reading

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Leadership and the Art of the Annual Motorcycle Trip

Whoo! School is back in session and I am so happy to be back at LMU and meet my wonderful new students! I must say however, that September is kicking my butt with busyness. So, I am very lucky that … Continue reading

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Don’t Let your 9-5 Job Keep You from Looking Great

What should I wear? Those simple words can strike terror or delight into the hearts of many of us (okay I might be speaking to the ladies more on this one!). I  grew up as the little sister to the … Continue reading

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Go Beyond the Brand: Get a Social Media Philosophy

Recently I got my feelings hurt. I am putting together a Fulbright application and I have to write about five significant professional accomplishments. One of these accomplishments was my Tedx talk on How to Get a Mentor. So I checked … Continue reading

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