Rebirth of The Great Ideas: A Renaissance for 2022

Please enjoy this guest post written by Linda Forman. About the Author: Linda’s childhood was spent abroad with her family while her father built bridges, dams, power plants and transportation systems around the world. She cites the lessons learned about her fellow world citizens and their cultures as the greatest part of her education. Formally,Continue reading “Rebirth of The Great Ideas: A Renaissance for 2022”

Who did Jefferson call his Amici Omnium Horarum?

On April 29, 1962 John F. Kennedy was introducing Nobel Prize winners. He stated the following, “I want to tell you how welcome you are to the White House. I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possibleContinue reading “Who did Jefferson call his Amici Omnium Horarum?”

Mentors, Not Professors

What are the differences between a professor and a mentor? A professor dogmatically professes, lectures, and places expectations and requirements upon the student. A mentor, on the other hand, inspires, invites, and guides the mentee. The practice of mentoring is an elevated one. In a world that is quick to jump to cynicism and badContinue reading “Mentors, Not Professors”

How to Find Your Mentor: The Ones You’ve Met and the Ones You Haven’t

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  —Sir Isaac Newton As you search for your mentor, you will be looking for someone who has the lived experience and wisdom you lack. It stands to reason your mentor will be found having lived through important moments inContinue reading “How to Find Your Mentor: The Ones You’ve Met and the Ones You Haven’t”

“I Am Mentor” and Your Journey to Excellence

Have you given thought to what being a mentor means and how you can be guided to excellence? Do you have a mentor or have you mentored someone? The term mentor is over three thousand years old and has its origins in Greek mythology. Many are unaware that the term comes from a name. IfContinue reading ““I Am Mentor” and Your Journey to Excellence”

What Benjamin Franklin Teaches on “Becoming”

Remember Linda’s question to me last week? In one word—why are you not more effective? Were you able to pick a word or virtue that will be your quest this year? Let’s build on that idea with one who became a model for improvement, Benjamin Franklin. I recently reread the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin understoodContinue reading “What Benjamin Franklin Teaches on “Becoming””