Best Practices for Mentoring – Part 2
Guidelines For Mentoring Relationships
from “Developing The Leaders Around You, by John C. Maxwell
When you find someone who can personally mentor you, use these guidelines to help develop a positive mentoring relationship with that person.
- Ask the right questions: Give thought to questions you will ask before you meet with your mentor. Make them strategic for your own growth.
- Clarify your level of expectations: Generally, the goal of mentoring is improvement, not perfection. Perhaps only a few people can be truly excellent – but all of us can become better. Read more
Best Practices for Mentoring – Part 1
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Here are some simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life:
1. Ask yourself the question, “Will this matter a year from now?”
Is what you are worked up over going to matter a year from now? If not, don’t let it destroy you today.
2. Practice Humility.
The less compelled you are to try to prove yourself to others, the easier it is to feel peace inside. Read more
The Character of a Leader – Integrity
Integrity is the quality most needed to succeed.
Integrity commits itself:
- to character over personal gain
- to people over things
- to service over power
- to principle over convenience
- to the long view over the immediate. Read more
Life Lessons on Leadership
The following is not a set of “Leadership Principles” or “Laws of Leadership” that have guided my life. Rather, I have tried to be me, but these area few of life’s lessons I have observed.
- I read once “Leadership is the gift given to you by those who follow.” I have always tried to remember that people are not forced to follow you, and if they feel forced, you will never get their best efforts or have their respect. Some people try to lead by intimidation, but it is never successful in the long term. You can receive an appointment or be elected to a position, but that does not make you a leader. It gives you the opportunity to prove yourself and that you are worthy of that trust. Read more