Back in April 2011 Steve Jones and I launched The Mentoring Experiment. We had some ideas and some goals, but truly it was an experiment to see what we might do to drive more mentoring and mentoring relationships. We had some success at the experiments we tried, but in the end we found that it […]Read more "The End of the Mentoring Experiment"
This past weekend I’ve been reading The Zen of Listening by Rebecca Shafir, part of my ongoing efforts to be better at many things and also part of research for an upcoming project. The book was a good starting point for me, with some ideas on the different types of listening and how mindfulness and […]Read more "Need Recommendations on Being a Better Listener"
I learned something from you – that was something someone said to me at the end of a recent consulting engagement. I wasn’t teaching, just doing, so that it made it all the more interesting to hear. Part compliment, part acknowledgement, maybe even part surprise, regardless, it was a very nice thing to be told. […]Read more "I Learned Something From You"
Looking back at 2012 I feel like I’ve written less than I planned to, and in some ways done less than I had planned, yet it was a year of tremendous growth for me and not a lost year by any measure. Less travel has been good, if hard to pass up so many great […]Read more "Wrapping Up 2012"
Steve Jones sent me a link to this post about Intelligence vs Effort months ago, since then I’ve looked at it a few times. I think it does a really good job of getting you to think about how you see the world. Go read it – it’s a quick read. The funny thing is […]Read more "What Is Your Mindset?"
24 Hours of PASS (24HOP) has been around a few years now, but this will be my first time participating as a speaker. I decided to do present a topic that would be a good lead-in to the two talks I’ll be doing at the PASS Summit 2012 – one on Professional Development and one […]Read more "Speaking at 24 Hours of Pass"
I’m a little late posting this, but I had two sessions accepted out of four I submitted. I’ll be doing Building Your Professional Development Plan which is a tweak of the session I’ve done the last few years (and which gets very good comments!) and a brand new one, Learn About The Mentoring Experiment. Both […]Read more "I’ll Be Presenting at the PASS Summit 2012"
It’s been interesting to watch the characters evolve on NCIS over the years, something that can only happen with time (and the luxury of surviving on the air long enough to get the time!). Whether you watch it or not, you might find value (and humor) in the “rules” that Gibbs lives by. Rule #9 […]Read more "The Rules of Gibbs"
We’re about to start our second experiment over at The Mentoring Experiment and we need mentors. Last time we picked a handful of people as mentors so that we could control that portion of the experiment. This time we’re just asking people that are interested to apply to be a mentor. You might notice we’re […]Read more "Call for Mentors for The Mentoring Experiment"
We’re looking for ideas – see the post on designing the logo!Read more "Logo for The Mentoring Project"