Category Archive: Mentoring

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

Buddha, Jesus and Confusion about Sagacity

Your image of a sage might include white robes, long beards, and sitting cross-legged under a tree. Confusion blocks your path and limits your impact. Buddha, Jesus and confusion about sagacity: Did the… Continue reading

3 Things a Sage Always Avoids

Sometimes being a sage is about what you DON’T do. #1. Don’t cast pearls before pigs. Never treat unmotivated learners the same as motivated. Hunger motivates pigs to seek food, but when their… Continue reading

How Men Overcome Discomfort Mentoring Women

476 of the Fortune 500 were led by men in 2018 – only 24 were led by women. (CNBC) Birds of a feather: The birds-of-a-feather principle suggests that we build relationships with people… Continue reading

The Shamrock System – Plus, Minus, and Equal

Frank Shamrock is one of the most successful mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Wrestling Observer. The Shamrock development… Continue reading

One Question and One Commitment that Enhance Well-Being

One question and one commitment have the power to enhance well-being in others. But first, take a look the five elements of well-being from a Gallup study that represents 98% of the world’s… Continue reading