Category Archive: Mentoring

Courage to Take a Different Path

The most frightening thing in life is reaching for what lies deepest in your heart. You won’t get there alone. Mentors ignite courage and fuel progress. This post is based on my conversation… Continue reading

The Top 4 Qualities of Great Mentors

Mentoring ignites boldness by answering doubt with relational learning.   4 qualities of great mentors: #1. Humility: The guide isn’t the star of the show. Fight the urge toward self-importance.  Feeling that you know more… Continue reading

10 Things Young Leaders Need to Succeed

Old leaders, who cling to leadership, limit their legacy. The Success of young leaders is the future of organizations. Act like you’ll be gone next year. Rigor: Call for commitment. The image below… Continue reading

32 Things to say to Young Leaders

Why aren’t you asking for feedback? Tell me who you want to become in behavioral terms. Why do you matter? Tell me what you expect from yourself. Pursue clarity by asking more questions. Don’t let… Continue reading

10 Ways to Become the Leader Others Value

It’s not “just” business. The greatest “ship” in leadership is relationship. The priority of relationship came home to me in a follow-up call with Bob Buford. Bob was mentored by Peter Drucker. Their mentoring relationship turned… Continue reading

How to Influence Like Peter Drucker

Extend your influence by following the example of Peter Drucker. Drucker’s 9 channels of influence: “Define the landscape.” “Expose ‘white space’ – define opportunities – what is needed now.” “Clarify strengths and capacities.” “Identify… Continue reading