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 +

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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Shut it Down: A Humorous Look at Sexual Harassment Training for a Serious Topic

We are in an era of heightened awareness of sexual assault on campuses and sexual harassment at work. There seems to be tremendous inconsistency between various work environments about what is acceptable and what is not. , although the laws … Continue reading

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Career Defining Moments: Some Thoughts and New Mentor Research

What have been some of the defining moments in your life? How have these defining moments impacted your career? These are some of questions my co-authors (Troy Nielson and Wesley Kading) and I set out to explore recently in our … Continue reading

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If Barbie Can Be an Astronaut, Why Can’t I?

Guest Blog by Savannah Bigley I am on vacation so I showcasing some of my student’s guest blog posts. I have to confess I was the classic little sister and I stole all of my sister’s Barbies and still remember … Continue reading

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Leadership in Scandal: Olivia Pope: Head Gladiator in Charge

Guest Post by Megan Trudo How does our wardrobe signal our leadership style? It is an interesting question and my student from last semester, Megan Trudo, does a great job writing about this. I am on vacation to Europe for … Continue reading

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Power Mentoring Podcast: My Conversation with Hollywood Executive Producer Casey DeStefano

I feel like I just talked to Oprah! I was interviewed by Casey DeStefano recently about mentoring, being a mom and how I turned adversity into successful lessons learned. This was probably the most revealing and intense interview I have … Continue reading

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Using SMART goals to meet Bill Clinton

“Fortune Smiles on the Brave” 10 years ago I met President Bill Clinton at a fancy fundraiser when my friend, Joye, and I found ourselves in the VIP photo line somewhat by accident. Fast forward to now. When I found … Continue reading

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