The Joy of Learning – Discovering What You Don’t Know

The Joy of Learning

The Joy of Learning - Discovering What You Don’t Know Have you ever experienced the joy of learning – discovering what you don’t know? I have! Pursuing my informal liberal arts education has given me that precious gift. These days, I find myself pulling away from popular blogs – A-List bloggers whose writing I once enjoyed – because of their sameness. Many people are saying the same things, and each of us can fall into that trap. With so much content, how can you rise to the top? Similarly, in the context of work, how can you differentiate yourself from your peers? I think the answer partially lies in learning new things, but the story … [Read more...]

Identifying the right Mentor by Rodger Harding

REAP Mentoring Framework - Developed by Rodger Harding

Identifying the right Mentor The volume of comment and messages received in recent weeks, clearly shows that my 4-part mentorship series in collaboration with the Invisible Mentor has not covered all bases (Mentorship Program Relevance Today: Against a backdrop of  shifting mentee requirement)! The missing gap, distilled from diverse questions, would be dealing with the ability of the mentee to identify the right mentor! “How do I know what type of mentor to look for?” “What can I do to ensure I have the right mentor?” As a firm believer that identifying and responding to specific behavior is less complicated and more reliable … [Read more...]

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg – Book Review

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

The reading challenge continues with The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, please read Let the Challenge Begin – Book Recommendations for Summer 2014. If you are looking for a book to make you laugh, then The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg delivers. Set in Sweden, the book is a social commentary on retirement homes and the way that society treats the elderly. The five main characters – Martha, Rake, Brains, Christina, and Anna Greta - are dissatisfied with the way they are treated at Diamond House, a retirement home, so they decide to do something about it. … [Read more...]

Let the Reading Challenge Begin – Book Recommendations for Summer 2014

reading challenge

Let the Challenge Begin – Book Recommendations for Summer 2014 The summer reading challenge has started, and the clock is ticking. If you remember, I wrote two posts, Another 25 Book Recommendations (for the eclectic reader) and 35 Book Recommendations for Summer 2014, which included books for me to read during the summer months. Many of the books on the list, are part of my informal liberal arts education, therefore, I need to read them. Also, if you pay close attention to the 60 books on both lists, you will notice that many of them are the type of books that are on must-read book lists. I officially started the challenge a couple … [Read more...]

Living an Authentic Life – Gabriel Draven, Summer Series Interviews

George Fraser

Living an Authentic Life – Gabriel Draven, Summer Series Interviews I love to try new things, don’t you? Once a week in July and August, I will take one of the interviews from my book,  Tales of People Who Get It, and post it on the blog so that you may learn from some of the interviewees. This week we start off with Gabriel Draven. Although interviewees may be doing different things now, their words still hold the wisdom they did seven years ago. I am calling the eight interviews, the Summer Series Interviews. In 2007, I published my book, Tales of People Who Get It, which is based on interviews with successful people. The … [Read more...]