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 +

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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How to Design a Kick-Ass Presentation for All Ages, Industries, and Contexts

For the rest of our life, most of us will have to do presentations of one kind or another. In fact, one night I was home with son and husband and I looked around the kitchen table and I realized … Continue reading

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Needs theory in action: Pulling out your hair to pull all A’s

This guest post comes from Sage Miller, who is a student in my Managing People and Organizations class at LMU (this class is a combo HR/OB core course). I love the way Sage takes Needs theory and applies it to … Continue reading

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Overcome Personal or Professional Changes by Connecting with a Network of Mentors

I have been writing and studying and talking about mentoring for over 20 years and yet I have a confession.  By the end of 2014 I was a little burned out on the topic of mentoring. I kind had the … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Vince Cook

I am doing series of student blog posts starting with this one from Vincent Cook from my Fall 2014 Training and Development class. I think asking students to write blog posts is a great way to get them to apply … Continue reading

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