Category Archive: Mentoring

Dear Dan: How Do You Find a Mentor

Dear Dan, I enjoy your articles. One thing I agree with but don’t know how to achieve is a mentor. It just seems like everyone is busy and no one cares for it… Continue reading

How to Not Do Anything Stupid with Your New Team

A young manager with a new team is like an ant pushing an elephant. It’s smart to be concerned. My friend Stan Endicott tells managers who ask for advice, “Don’t do anything stupid.”… Continue reading

Why Stephen King Felt Ashamed

Miss Hisler summoned Stephen King to the principal’s office because he had written and sold a horror story to his classmates. He earned over nine dollars in one day. Each copy went for… Continue reading

The Way You See Yourself is the Way You See the World

Perspective is a way of seeing. We see the present and future as we are. Your way of seeing doesn’t change the world; it shapes your approach to the world. Perspective births attitude.… Continue reading

5 Ways to Foster Connection in Mentoring Relationships

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Lisa Fain to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her book, Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring.… Continue reading

Two Cures for Novice-Arrogance

A first-time manager knows about management like a single person knows about marriage. A novice-manager understands managing like a couple without children understands raising children. DOING explodes the myth of perceived knowledge. Knowing… Continue reading