One of the Most Beautiful Elements of Mentoring: Storytelling

One of the Most Beautiful Elements of Mentoring: Storytelling

We all have people that we look up to. It’s very easy to place those individuals on a pedestal and forget that they are flesh and blood human. I, too, am guilty of this. Recently, while attending the ACHE’s annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, I heard one of my...
Excellence in Leadership: It’s All in the Technique

Excellence in Leadership: It’s All in the Technique

Set aside whatever notions you may have been sold about the “perfect leader.” He | she doesn’t exist. Excellence in leadership is personal and unique to you. It’s also not a concept, but a set of techniques and behaviors. When you think of outstanding professionals in...

Make Today “Board of Advisers Appreciation Day”!

Two weeks ago, I told you about my personal “Board of Advisors.” These individuals have, because of various relationship dynamics, personality traits, experiences or positions, contributed to my personal and professional development in different ways. But they all...

Six Attributes of Mentors

You can’t seek out effective mentors if you don’t know what mentoring really is (or isn’t), and how mentors can be valuable in your life. Keep in mind: A mentor is not a mentor is not a mentor. There is no one, clear definition for what a “mentor” is and what...

Building Your “Personal Board”

If you don’t already serve on a board, you probably will, whether civic or professional or philanthropic. But, in this case, I’m referring to the board of advisers each of us as leaders should establish. These are people in our lives who mentor, inspire, empower and...