Homer understood the value of a crisis. He wrote, “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”
The measure of a leader is not the number of people who serve him but the number of people he serves. Real leaders have something to give, and they give it freely.
Listening to another conversation, it has been interesting to overhear quite a diverse opinion of what was meant by mentoring. Mentoring, coaching, supervision, training and development were all used interchangeably to mean the same thing – what was meant by the individuals was vastly different. It will be interesting to see how the action points are noted 😉
Unfortunately, I have forgotten which book these first quotes came from – will try and recover those details and will amend
“A mentor is an acknowledged expert who is able to share experiences, past successes and failings in a manner that builds trust”
“Mentoring is an experience, not a destination”
“Recognise behaviours as well as results”
“Recognition is inexpensive – lack of recognition can be costly”
“People must be taught how to think, not what to think” – Margaret Mead
“Previous journeys in search of treasure have taught me that a zigzag strategy is the best way to get ahead.” Tahir Shah
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.
” Marcel Proust
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson
“Every choice you make has a result”. There is a consequence. It is the natural order of things. You can trace things back from the result to the actions to the choice.
” Zig Ziglar
“Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.
“Map out your future, but do it in pencil.” Jon Bon Jovi
“Only he who keeps his eye on the far horizon will find the right road.” Dag Hammarskjöld
“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” Okakura Kakuzo