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Announcing our Chicago Chapter of IMC USA LinkedIn Page

Posted By Mary Beth Pinda, Thursday, May 2, 2019
Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2019

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A Newbie's view of the IMC Value Proposition

Posted By Terry Flanagan, Friday, April 13, 2012

IMC is a learning and mentoring organization that recognizes the value of integrity. All members help mentor each other and learn as we experience new roles. We also recognize and demand integrity and competence as standards of excellence.

 We serve three classes of members: Newly minted by a sudden or unexpected career transition, those who want to prepare for the next stage of their productive career, and the young, natural learners seeking mentoring. There is something here for everyone. ..

Let me explain. When functional experts are set free from W-2 hell or transition from doer to leader, they have to adjust and they don't know where to begin. There is nothing better than connecting with a CMC who made the adjustment, who mentors, answering questions and helping the freshly minted independent adjust. We were all inexperienced once ourselves.

In mentoring, the savvy guide the naive. This could be the experienced bull helping the young conquer all of the herd. It also means the young shows the savvy there are new ways of obsolescing the good old days.

We will all sharpen our saw by learning new skills and helping us all navigate across generation, gender, and cultural boundaries. We will help each other learn how to market our skills while achieving legitimacy. We will all create new opportunities from meeting new resource partners and making/ receiving new introductions. This process has no end.

The CMC certification says I have crossed the divide; I understand my responsibilities and am committed to helping others achieve an equal or higher status. More importantly, it helps the apprentice define their value proposition. More participation means more opportunities.

More CMCs means more mentors, higher caliber peers, more respect and more business for all. 

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