Mentoring: Be the sensei!

first_imgVision: To promote … Web: Details There is a growing need to develop new leadership in the CU world. Experienced leaders are preparing for retirement. CUs are growing.Now is the time to prepare the next generation to step in. However, one of the greatest concerns we hear at our workshops is that it’s getting more and more difficult to keep young talent engaged and on board.There is plenty of advice on how to recruit new leaders. Let’s focus on how to keep them once you’ve got them!Before we dig in, let’s do a little myth busting. There is still a strong bias that says Millennials are just not as loyal or focused as previous generations. Job longevity stats are showing that employees are now only staying with a job for one and a half years. This is not, however, because they don’t want to stay.More often, it’s because they’re not challenged, they do not see room for growth and development and they’renot being mentored. And they want to be!In our Aspiring Leaders track we poll participants on 2 items specifically related to mentoring.First: “It’s important to my development as a leader to find and work with a good mentor.”In 3 years 100% of responses are “strongly agree” or “agree.” Not ONE single negative response––ever!However, the next statement is: “I am currently working with a mentor.”Only 35% answer “yes”!That’s a problem––a big one. Through workshop discussions we’ve found three major problems:• Very few experienced leaders are actively engaged as a mentor at any given time.• Very few organizations have a formal mentoring program.• Most experienced leaders tell us they need help developing mentoring skills.These are simple problems to fix, but it does require some focus and the dedication of some resources, especially time. And that’s the major barrier. Again through discussions we’ve discovered the while most experienced leaders are quite wiling to mentor someone, they simply don’t feel they have the time.The greatest challenge in mentoring is knowing the constraints. As a mentor, there are things you can do, things you can’t do and things you shouldn’t be doing!When I first start a mentoring relationship, I always talk about expectations up front. I know what can do as a mentor and what I can’t. Here’s a short list to get you started:• I can LISTEN! And that should be my number one priority! You are not lecturing, you are mentoring! The first step us understanding the needs, goals and desires of your mentee. You can only learn by listening. This is an ongoing and dynamic process that needs continual practice.• I can tell stories. That is, I can share my experiences in the hope that my mentee will benefit from my successes and from my mistakes. I can share lessons I’ve learned from others or through my study and research.• I can encourage. This includes recognizing accomplishment and offering praise for a job well done. When times are tough I can usually say, “I know, I’ve been there too!”• I can correct––when I see a problem. Be careful here, though. Sometimes it’s best to let the mentee make a mistake and it takes some experience to know when this is appropriate.• I can NOT do your work for you! More importantly––I WILL NOT do your work for you! I won’t bail my mentee out of trouble or make the job easier. That does nothing but rob them of precious experience and I’d go a step further, too much interference cripples a mentee and deprives them of the opportunity to learn and grow.• I can point you to resources that have been helpful to me. This also includes introducing my mentee to other people, including other mentors, who can take them even further.In a mentoring relationship I work for you. That is, I’m here to serve my mentee––not the other way around. I expect nothing from my mentee except that they do their best. It’s not about my gratification––it’s about doing my best to help another human being reach his or her full potential.The “Sensei” is not measured by his or her own accomplishments, but rather on the accomplishments of the student. And the best Sensei is not one who develops a student to equal one’s own skill––but one who trains students to surpass one’s own talents, abilities and potential.Be the Sensei as you mentor and you’ll do just fine!Save 35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission…                                                                    last_img read more

Medan toddler suspected of COVID-19 infection dies

first_img“We have taken samples from her for swab testing and are still waiting for the result,” Rosario said on Sunday.She also noted that the girl had an underlying heart condition.“This is the first toddler with PDP status who has died at Adam Malik hospital,” she added.Rosario said that the hospital’s records showed that five of its patients being treated for COVID-19 had died: two PDPs and three patients who ahd tested positive for the disease.North Sumatra has to date recorded 65 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths, and has the eighth highest number of cases among Indonesia’s 34 provinces.Topics : A 2.5-year-old girl listed as a patient under surveillance (PDP) died early on Sunday morning at Adam Malik Central General Hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, becoming the youngest patient to die of suspected COVID-19 infection.The toddler was admitted to the hospital at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and died at 3 a.m. on Sunday, said the hospital’s spokesperson, Rosario Dorothy Simanjuntak.The girl was showing symptoms of COVID-19 when her family brought her in, which prompted the hospital to immediately note her status as PDP, said Rosario. The medical team took a swab sample, but did not administer a COVID-19 rapid test.last_img read more

Lucas Torreira on verge of Fiorentina move as Arsenal accept structured £21.3m fee

first_imgLucas Torreira on verge of Fiorentina move as Arsenal accept structured £21.3m fee Comment Torreira has long wanted to return to Italy (Picture: Getty)Arsenal had hoped to recoup the full £26m they paid for the midfielder but they have agreed to loan him to Fiorentina for a fee of £7.1m and the deal will include an option to buy for £14.2m in a year’s time.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal were able to sanction the deal after coming to an agreement with Real Madrid for Dani Ceballos.The midfielder is set to spend a second season on loan at the Emirates, seeing off competition from Real Betis in the process. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWith Torreira and Henrikh Mkhiyaryan – who joined Roma this week – off the books, Arsenal will feel more comfortable in triggering a £45m release clause in Partey’s contract.The Ghanian is keen on a move to north London and has resisted Atletico’s attempts for him to sign a new deal, which would remove the release clause. Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Sokratis and Hector Bellerin are also up for sale, in what promises to be a summer of change in the red half of north London. MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds talks with Thiago Alcantara but Manchester United put off by midfielder’s wage demands Advertisement Sean KearnsThursday 3 Sep 2020 5:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link28.5kShares Advertisement Lucas Torreira is set to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira is on the verge of leaving Arsenal for Italian side Fiorentina after the Gunners agreed a structured £21.3million deal for the midfielder.The Uruguayan hit the ground running at the Emierates when he arrived in a £26m deal from Sampdoria in 2018 but his form dipped under Unai Emery and he’s failed to impress Mikel Arteta. Arteta is keen to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey this summer but the Spaniard has been told he must sell before he can buy again, having already recruited Willian, Gabriel and Pablo Mari this summer.Torreira has pined for a return to Italy for the last 18 months, having attracted attention from AC Milan in the last year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more