Chief Mentoring Officer Interviews: Do Big Breaks, Mentoring, and Hard Work Equate to Success? Part Two

Big Breaks + Mentoring + Hard Work = Success?  I am reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success and it got me thinking about interviews that I have conducted, so I decided to explore an idea. I still haven’t gotten further than a third of the book so far, but when you ask most people about Outliers, they’ll mention 10,000 hours to become an expert at a craft. But from what I have read so far, hard work doesn’t equal success, you also need opportunities and talent. I have taken five of The Invisible Mentor interviews that I have published on the blog, and extracted the responses to big breaks, mentor influence, and steps to … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Interviews Michael Hewitt-Gleeson, Founder of the School of Thinking Part Two

Image via Wikipedia This is Part Two of Michael Hewitt-Gleeson's interview. There are many lessons embedded in this interview, and many takeaways. Relationships are very important to Michael and that comes through in this interview. His responses are very detailed so you can sink your teeth into the information. Enjoy the interview and let me know what you think by writing a comment in the box at the end of the post. Avil Beckford: How do you integrate your personal and professional life? Michael Hewitt-Gleeson: In my case, I have worked from home for a long period of time so it’s all rolled up in one. I don’t mind that because I … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Interviews Michael Hewitt-Gleeson, Founder of the School of Thinking

Image via Wikipedia How often do you spend time thinking? Were our teachers on to something when they told us to put our thinking hats on? This week we present Michael Hewitt-Gleeson founder of The School of Thinking where he teaches people how to think. If he could deliver one message to you, he'd like you to absorb the statement, "The current view of the situation, can never be equal to the better view of the situation." So what does that mean? Say for instance you are facing a challenge, any challenge, there is someone in the world who has faced and successfully resolved that same challenge. If you are open, and accept the fact that … [Read more...]