Leading Women toward Self-Sufficiency, Anthea Rossouw – Summer Interview Series

Anthea Rossouw

Leading Women toward Self-Sufficiency, Anthea Rossouw – Summer Interview Series Last week, I decided that for the months of  July and August, each week, 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 feature Anthea Rossouw who developed a program to help South African women to become economically self-sufficient. 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. Related: Living an … [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...]

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...]

Make a Decision and Stick to It

Make a decision and stick to it

Make a Decision and Stick to It Are you one of those people who make a decision and stick to it (See post, How to Make Better Decisions)? If you are, good for you, you are in great company. The best leaders, and the most successful people make decisions quickly and are slow to change their minds. In my book, Tales of People Who Get It, a book based on interviews with highly successful people, John Gardner had this to say about making decisions: “As a manager it is extremely important to work hard at uncovering the facts involved in whatever the problem or situation he faces, and based on those facts, to make the appropriate decision. One … [Read more...]

How to Look at Everything – 4 Steps

How to Look at Everything - 4 Steps

How to Look at Everything In preparation for writing my next book, I have been thinking about how to look at everything, since I am taking courses and reading books for my informal liberal arts education. How do you look at everything so you do not leave out important information? How do I combine important elements from courses with those from the classic literature? I was transported back to the book, How to Look At Everything by David Finn, which I read over seven years ago. How do I know what to focus on? What have I learned that is changing me? How is what I am learning or have learned shaping my thinking? How can I ensure … [Read more...]