Leadership as it should be

Being a leader is a huge responsibility - not only do you need to look after yourself, but you are also responsible for taking care of those in your charge. Being able to use that responsibility, and privilege, can be tiring and draining. But it can also immensely rewarding. And this example from Starbucks proves… Continue reading Leadership as it should be

Quick Test: Leader vs. Manager, Which Are You?

A day in November 2001 will always be part of my memory. I was sat in the induction session of my first ever job as a PA and Administrator for a small team. During the mid-morning break I was chatting to one of the other attendees and was asked a question - "what do I want to… Continue reading Quick Test: Leader vs. Manager, Which Are You?

TEAMGAUGE, check the pulse of your team’s engagement level

Proud to announce that TEAMGAUGE, my new short team survey is ready to download. It is designed to quickly capture the thoughts of members of your team about their role in the team. It will give you an insight in their engagement levels, their levels of motivation and their level of clarity about their role.… Continue reading TEAMGAUGE, check the pulse of your team’s engagement level

Reverse Mentoring

I love this idea around Reverse Mentoring. Creating a safe place where Millennials and Baby Boomers can gain a true understanding between themselves is an awesome idea.

I might need to use some of these ideas in my team…

Well written Carl (https://theknowledgebiz.wordpress.com)

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Reverse Mentoring

Traditional mentoring involves someone with greater experience developing a less experienced person, with its origins often cited as being in ancient Greece from where the term is derived.

During the pre-industrial age, when craft work was the norm, mentors would typically be master craftsmen that would support apprentices on their professional journey, i.e. apprentice – journeyman – craftsman – master craftsmen. Such journeys would often culminate in membership of a professional guild … and an attendant responsibility to mentor the next generation of craft workers. Such practices were well suited to a world in which technological, social and intra-generational change progressed at a slow pace and the skills and practices learned by one generation were relevant to the world occupied by successive generations.

Reverse Mentoring is a relatively new concept brought about by:

  • The rapid (inter-generational) evolution of new and emerging technologies, and
  • A separate but related acceleration…

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