Monday, December 19, 2016

Best of the season!

Would you agree that at least the holidays are a place where we should not worry about change?

Home and Hopeful for the Holidays

Dear Ho-Ho-Ho
Wishful thinking!  I assume you aren’t talking about the spare change to drop in the charity bucket or the need to rethink using tinsel once the cat shows you a sparkly tail?

Ho Ho Ho, change will happen; it’s the scale of change that may fluctuate. We probably won’t get a brand new assignment or see projects go “red” over the last two weeks of December. We will change our socks, cut back on working hours, and make some extra phone calls to family. Our days will be structured around different priorities even if our celebrations differ. Change is “relative” – especially over the holidays…

Take some joy in unexpected pleasures between now and New Year’s.  Re-evaluate routines to bring into 2017. Add some extra quiet time; take away some stress. Help others to do some of the same. Sometimes change is simply a different routine for a short while.

Best until 2017

Monday, December 5, 2016

Humourous A-Z of types of mentors

Exploring the different kinds of mentors there are... We either do these things for others or we seek them for ourselves.

Augment-or:                  Helps you be you in all facets
Bewilderment-or:           Helps the lost find a path
Cement-or:                    Part of the foundation of your community, keeping it together
Discouragement-or:       Teaches how to handle feedback
Embodiment-or:             A role model
Fulfillment-or:               Uncovers desires and dreams
Gedankenexperiment-or:Theories of mentoring and networking brought to life
Harassment-or:             When you need someone to help you find a way out
Impalement-or:              Lets you get away with nothing
Judgment-or:                 We’re all good at this to differing degrees.
Knackerment-or:           (thx Karin!) They know how to do a really good debrief
Lament-or:                   When the world just seems too much, they hold your hand
Movement-or:               Helps you frame your vision
Nourishment-or:            Feeds your passion
Ordainment-or:             Helps you find your calling
Pavement-or:                Builds a road with you to wherever you're going
Quiet Enjoyment-or:      (thx Anne!)  Can sit in silence and relax while you both think
Readjustment-or:          Support during the first stages of change
Sediment-or:                 Asks you to dig right to the bottom
Testament-or:               Also an active sponsor as well as mentor
-or:          Serves as a foundation while you make plans
Varmint-or:                   Offers new perspective on those who drive you crazy
Wonderment-or:            Uncovers new passions in you
Xenograft-or:                Mentoring at its most basic
Yield-or:                       Invests time and expertise into helping others grow
Zest-or:                        Creates excitement and interest within you

To see the complete lists:
X, Y & Z – Nov. 7/16