Entries Categorized as 'The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups'

The Fifth Paradoxical Commandment

Date June 30, 2008

The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable: be honest and frank anyway. © Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001 We all have a face we wear in public. Some philosophers and psychologists refer to this as an act or a façade because it’s meant to show people what […]

The Fourth Paradoxical Commandment

Date May 19, 2008

The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. © Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001 This isn’t really a revolutionary concept. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Marc Antony delivers the line in one of the most-memorized speeches in the English language: “The evil that […]

The Third Paradoxical Commandment

Date April 21, 2008

The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. © Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001 I didn’t see this extreme response to success while I was a business co-owner. That might be because our level of financial success was a steady, comfortable […]

The Second Paradoxical Commandment

Date March 26, 2008

The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway. © Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001 Maybe it’s skepticism borne through experience that causes many employees to doubt their employer ever acts out of consideration or kindness. Maybe it’s a sign […]

The First Paradoxical Commandment

Date February 29, 2008

The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. © Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001 Words like these sound wonderful in an inspirational speech or a sermon. I close my eyes and smile and think, “What a wonderful world.” Then reality walks in wearing flesh and […]

The Paradoxical Commandments

Date January 29, 2008

The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups Around the spring of 1993 I started having two careers. I maintained a part-time therapy practice, and I became co-owner of a child development center with my mother. My responsibilities early on were training and supervising staff specifically on ways to work well with children. Over time I […]

Harness The Power Of Growth

Date December 25, 2007

The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups There is a risk involved in helping your team members grow and develop. They can grow beyond their position. They can grow beyond your business or organization. I experienced this personally as co-owner of a child development center.

What Motivates Your Team Members?

Date November 23, 2007

The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups Getting your team on board with a new program or project can be a challenge. When it comes to motivation, there isn’t one answer. What works best for you, or even for most people, won’t work for everyone. Get familiar with your team members and the things that […]

Cultivating Community

Date October 29, 2007

The Mentorship Approach With Teams & Groups What makes a community? This is the question my friend Sarah Sharp used to begin a telecourse called Cultivating Community we co-presented at the beginning of the month.