Celebrating Children’s Book Week – Children’s Books You’ll Fall in Love with Again

Celebrating Children’s Book Week – Children’s Books You’ll Fall in Love with Again May 4-10, 2015 is Children’s Book Week, how are you celebrating it? Celebrate the joy of reading! I love reading children’s books because they help me tap into my inner child, but many of them teach very important lessons that are appropriate for adults. There are many must-read children’s books that I haven’t yet read because they were not available when I was a child. Whenever I come across lists of must-read children’s books, I clip them to Evernote. I went through my Evernote Clippings and below is … [Read more...]

How to Make Professional Development a Part of Your Day at Any Age

How to Make Professional Development a Part of Your Day at Any Age You already have an over-scheduled day, and you always seem to be playing catch-up with your work, so how will you find time to make professional development a part of your day? The reality is that with the unprecedented rate of change, things will not slow down, and you will always be playing catch-up until you make adjustments in your life. Professional development is no longer something that is nice to do, it is something that you have to do so that you do not fall behind. I love learning, and professional development … [Read more...]

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre, Book Review

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre, Book Review First published in 1963, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel (George Smiley Novels) by John Le Carré is often found on the list of must-read books, and has been a constant best seller. John Le Carré was an intelligence officer before he became a writer, however, he swears that the story is not based on any of his experiences. He wrote The Spy Who Came in from the Cold before he left the service and received permission before he could publish his book. The book, set during the Cold War (The Cold War: … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor 5-Stage Model Expanded

The Invisible Mentor 5-Stage Model Expanded Yesterday, I introduced The Invisible Mentor 5-Stage Model, and today in the final instalment in the series, I will expand it, to give you a clearer idea what it is about. The model is a professional development system, and for it to work for you, you have to devote the time. As some may know, last year, I embarked on an informal liberal arts education, where I took a number of courses online. Of the courses that I took, only one I paid for, and I bought it when it was 75 percent off. I spent considerable time choosing my courses, but I made a … [Read more...]

5 Stages of the Invisible Mentor Model

5 Stages of the Invisible Mentor Model Why Invisible Mentors? The ideas, examples and achievements of personally aligned role models can provide you with inspiration and stimulation that helps you refine and achieve your goals. That’s one of the reasons why readers love the invisible mentor interviews. Through articles, interviews, books, videos, podcasts, blogs and courses, the advice of successful and accomplished people is shared with you. Ongoing exposure to the works of effective practitioners will help you exercise critical thinking, support the discovery of information … [Read more...]