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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”