Tag: mentors

Mentoring Moments: Just in Time Support

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Someone asks you to be their mentor. You’re not sure you can commit. It’s a lot of time, and you’re already overloaded. Plus you’ve mentored in several formal mentoring programs and it felt forced and awkward. Formal programs can stifle a good relationship. Even organic relationships can lose steam with too much structure. Worse, many connections never start for fear of

Humility Matters: 9 Ways Confident Leaders Remain Humble thumbnail

We want to follow people with confidence, charisma and a strong sense of direction. Confidence inspires, attracts, excites and ignites. We think, “they sure do seem to know what they’re doing” And yet, I have observed that confidence, without humility, can be dangerous. I have seen it significantly limit a leader’s effectiveness. They stay their course, but may miss important input. People

Won’t You Be My Mentor?

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So, you want a mentor. Now what? Where? Who? How to approach? First, let me say this. I have NEVER been offended by anyone who has asked me for career advice , or wanting to know me better. I love to help. I have always said yes to anyone who approached me with the “M” word (although those folks usually don’t stick around when they approach that way it’s normally because someone told them to

Don’t Get a Mentor

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I was recently on a hiking tour of the Utah National Parks with my son. After the first big day of hiking, Seb (6) looks at me and says, “if we are going to do this again tomorrow, we will need some help, let’s each pick 3 Pokemon to take along we can summon them up as needed. They’ve got some good skills that can help” Turns out he leverages Pokemon like I engage mentors. I have wonderful

Glass Elevators: Why Having an Elevator Speech Matters thumbnail

Yesterday I attended an important meeting with important people. I was not scheduled to speak. And then, sure enough, I was given the opportunity to give my elevator speech. A good friend of mine in Finance (p.s. always have a good friend in Finance) batted the conversation my way game on. What’s our channel’s mission? How are our results? What’s our team best at? How have we improved? The

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