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Emerging Talent: Career Development

The Emerging Talent Advisory Council is pleased to present the following career development resources. Watch for new content in the coming months. These resources are designed for everyone, in particular those who are new to the industry.


Emerging Mothers

Emerging Mothers: A Unique Perspective for the Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry

Despite increasing representation in the equipment leasing and finance industry, women, particularly new mothers, are still facing challenges in this traditionally male-dominated field

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Engaging Emerging Talent

Human capital is the most important asset for our industry and the Great Resignation begs the question for ELFA member companies: Are we meeting the needs of younger talent?

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Diverse Group of People

Generational Differences: A Millennial’s Take

How does one work and communicate with different generations—who speak differently, have different connections and possess different values?

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Mentorship: How to Build a Successful Mentor Relationship

Mentorship has long been a useful tool for aspiring leaders in industry, and many companies offer structured programs to help their staff grow and succeed. 

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Networking: The Art of Building Relationships

While networking can be intimidating, it doesn't have to be. The key to successful networking is to build relationships before you need them by finding ways to add value.

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Industry Forecast: Cloudy, With A Chance of Millennials

Highlights from a panel discussion at the ELFA 57th Annual Convention on "Best Practices for Attracting and Retaining Emerging Talent in the Equipment Finance Industry."

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Career Mapping Series


Career Mapping: Part 1

Tips for setting goals and priorities to determine your career roadmap as well as discuss your future with leadership.

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Career Mapping: Part 2

You’ve mapped out your goals, established some priorities, and now it’s time
to define a career roadmap.

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Career Mapping: Part 3

You’ve written down goals and defined a roadmap for what you want your career to look like, but now you need to sit down with your leader for his or her input.  Do you know where to start?

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Managing Up Series


Managing Up: How Young Professionals Obtain Better Outcomes by Managing Their Boss

Managing up is the process of proactively developing and maintaining a working relationship with your boss that mutually benefits you, your boss and your organization.

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Managing Up Pt2

Managing Up Part II: Is Your Boss an Introvert or Extrovert?

One of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success is to understand your boss’s personality and then adapt your interaction style and communication accordingly.

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Managing Up Pt3

Managing Up Part III: 6 Common Types of Bosses

Explore 6 boss types that are challenging to work with and get tips to help you Manage Up.

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Ask a Leader: Interview Series

A series of interviews with established leaders with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience in the commercial equipment finance industry.

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