This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: In the Midnight Rain by Barbara Samuel & Ruth Wind,Mentorship and Millennials: Is the Tide Changing? and 4 Web Resources to Help You.
Adventures in Learning
When most professionals think about mentorship, they picture the traditional one-to-one relationship where a more senior person guides and advises a more junior one. However, there are many mentorship models and the smart professional can also include invisible mentoring and self-mentoring into the mix.
Here are four web resources to help you save time and be more productive: Internet Scout Report, Tweegram, Gigwalk and Mint.com.
Booked for Mentoring
During the summertime, many busy professionals get caught up on their reading for pleasure. But reading for entertainment can provide a lesson in problem-solving. I explored this topic in the post, How the Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Can Help You Improve Your Problem Solving Skills, but I was once again reminded of this after I read In the Midnight Rain by Barbara Samuel & Ruth Wind. Music biographer, Ellie Connor, goes to Gideon, a small town in Louisiana to write the biography of Mabel Beauvais, a blues artist who disappears on the cusp of success. Ellie is a different kind of biographer. She has the uncanny ability of filling in the gaps to give a complete picture of the person she is writing about. Ellie takes the time to go to the artist’s hometown, talk to people they went to school with, go to the clubs they performed, visualize them living their passion, which happens to be music.
Wisdom of Life Profile
Bob Marley, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Art Tatum left behind a great body of work, which people in the field have learned from. Each of these three men had a great impact on music. I’ve been creating profiles in wisdom for over a year now, so I decided to start grouping people I have profiled into logical groups, in this case musicians, to see what lessons I might glean by looking at them collectively.
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