Confucius is well known around the worlds as a philosopher and a teacher; however, in a presentation at the UNM Mentoring Institute Conference by Xiu Gang, President of Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China, he argued that Confucius was the original mentor, committed to developing his students … [Read more...] about Confucius says…
The greatest challenges I’ve had starting and operating my own business has not only been determining my fees, but also asking for them. Different from other business, consultants, trainers, and coaches are “the product”. The knowledge and expertise you possess and your ability to deliver it must be … [Read more...] about Know your worth. Then ask for it!
Mentoring can be a really empowering experience for both the mentor and protege. This week I'm mentoring new and future intercultural trainers at the Young SIETAR Congress in Belfast. Here, young is defined as being "open and willing to share" which strikes me as incredibly accurate and exactly what … [Read more...] about Are you young at heart? Get inspired.
Every day we make hundreds of insignificant decisions from the time we wake up until we close our eyes at night. And throughout our lives we will have to make some significant decisions about our education, career, relationships, finances, family, faith and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, … [Read more...] about How do I make the right decision?
Speaking in public is one of those things that make even the strongest weak at the knees. Even after years of experience, I still get nervous when speaking in front of a group of people. Yet, despite our fears, speaking to groups is a great way to raise your profile. In a survey … [Read more...] about Public Speaking: Raising your professional profile
One of the largest generation gaps I find today is in the definition of effort and shortcuts. If those words do not have the same meaning for you and those with whom you work or work for, it can be the cause of misunderstanding and conflict, some more severe as you’ll soon discover as you read on. … [Read more...] about Effort and Shortcuts: What’s the difference?