Archive for October, 2010
The fourth stage of the hero’s journey is Meeting the Mentor. In this stage, a mentor enters the hero’s life giving him or her what they need to start the adventure. Mentoring is a two way process. In a mentoring relationship, the mentor gains as much as the hero. Key to mentoring is seeing the hero for who they are, not what the mentor thinks the hero should be. Mentoring is about guiding and valuing the unique gifts of the hero. It is not about knowing best or fitting the hero into a mold. Mentoring is wind beneath the hero’s wings.
When dealing with the uncertainty and pressures of looking for a job, it is more important than ever to stay balanced. It can also be harder than ever. On October 20th I will be in Diamond Bar, CA at LA WORKS’ seminar for job seekers (more info). I’ll be talking about eliminating energy drains, maintaining focus, nurturing yourself, balancing stress with fun and living in the present moment. If you are in the LA region, please join us. If you would like a copy of the presentation, email me at Ann@MovingForward.net.
There is a maxim that says “you manage what you measure”. Likewise, as a manager, what you focus on is a message to your team that they should do the same. What are you focusing on? What messages are you giving to your team?