Mentoring: Be the sensei!

first_imgVision: To promote … Web: Details 35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission…                                                                     There is a growing need to develop new leadership in the CU world. Experienced leaders are preparing for retirement. CUs are growing.Now is the time to prepare the next generation to step in. However, one of the greatest concerns we hear at our workshops is that it’s getting more and more difficult to keep young talent engaged and on board.There is plenty of advice on how to recruit new leaders. Let’s focus on how to keep them once you’ve got them!Before we dig in, let’s do a little myth busting. There is still a strong bias that says Millennials are just not as loyal or focused as previous generations. Job longevity stats are showing that employees are now only staying with a job for one and a half years. This is not, however, because they don’t want to stay.More often, it’s because they’re not challenged, they do not see room for growth and development and they’renot being mentored. And they want to be!In our Aspiring Leaders track we poll participants on 2 items specifically related to mentoring.First: “It’s important to my development as a leader to find and work with a good mentor.”In 3 years 100% of responses are “strongly agree” or “agree.” Not ONE single negative response––ever!However, the next statement is: “I am currently working with a mentor.”Only 35% answer “yes”!That’s a problem––a big one. Through workshop discussions we’ve found three major problems:• Very few experienced leaders are actively engaged as a mentor at any given time.• Very few organizations have a formal mentoring program.• Most experienced leaders tell us they need help developing mentoring skills.These are simple problems to fix, but it does require some focus and the dedication of some resources, especially time. And that’s the major barrier. Again through discussions we’ve discovered the while most experienced leaders are quite wiling to mentor someone, they simply don’t feel they have the time.The greatest challenge in mentoring is knowing the constraints. As a mentor, there are things you can do, things you can’t do and things you shouldn’t be doing!When I first start a mentoring relationship, I always talk about expectations up front. I know what can do as a mentor and what I can’t. Here’s a short list to get you started:• I can LISTEN! And that should be my number one priority! You are not lecturing, you are mentoring! The first step us understanding the needs, goals and desires of your mentee. You can only learn by listening. This is an ongoing and dynamic process that needs continual practice.• I can tell stories. That is, I can share my experiences in the hope that my mentee will benefit from my successes and from my mistakes. I can share lessons I’ve learned from others or through my study and research.• I can encourage. This includes recognizing accomplishment and offering praise for a job well done. When times are tough I can usually say, “I know, I’ve been there too!”• I can correct––when I see a problem. Be careful here, though. Sometimes it’s best to let the mentee make a mistake and it takes some experience to know when this is appropriate.• I can NOT do your work for you! More importantly––I WILL NOT do your work for you! I won’t bail my mentee out of trouble or make the job easier. That does nothing but rob them of precious experience and I’d go a step further, too much interference cripples a mentee and deprives them of the opportunity to learn and grow.• I can point you to resources that have been helpful to me. This also includes introducing my mentee to other people, including other mentors, who can take them even further.In a mentoring relationship I work for you. That is, I’m here to serve my mentee––not the other way around. I expect nothing from my mentee except that they do their best. It’s not about my gratification––it’s about doing my best to help another human being reach his or her full potential.The “Sensei” is not measured by his or her own accomplishments, but rather on the accomplishments of the student. And the best Sensei is not one who develops a student to equal one’s own skill––but one who trains students to surpass one’s own talents, abilities and potential.Be the Sensei as you mentor and you’ll do just fine!Savelast_img read more

2017 Year in Review: A look at Americans’ financial habits

first_img continue reading » 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr 2017 was a momentous year for Americans and their finances, specifically in regards to household debt. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, household debt reached a new high of $12.96 trillion in the third quarter of 2017. That was $280 billion higher than the previous record set in 2008. What does this unprecedented imbalance say about Americans and their financial habits?GOBankingRates conducted numerous financial surveys throughout the year to probe this question. Click through to get a closer look at Americans and their money in 2017, and find out if there’s any hope for our financial future.last_img read more

Denmark to draft scheme inspired by UK’s Stewardship Code

first_img“It will be both to the advantage of investors and businesses, if, for example, pension funds show a more visible engagement with those businesses they invest in,” he noted.At the same time, the ministry said it had decided to boost the number of people on the committee by up to two new members who had relevant investment experience, so that the panel had a sufficient level of investment skills to carry out the new work. At the moment, the committee has seven members including Dorrit Vanglo, the chief executive of pension fund LD.It had not yet been decided who would fill these new posts, the ministry said.It praised the UK’s Stewardship Code, which was launched in 2010, saying it had contributed to raising the level of engagement among institutional investors in connection with their investments in British companies.Last December, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said it would soon begin assessing and rating pension funds and asset managers on their level of engagement with the Stewardship Code.The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) said late last year that it was drafting a global stewardship code building on similar initiatives in Japan and the UK. The Danish government is set to draft a code, based on the UK Stewardship Code, to steer the country’s pension providers towards more proactive engagement with company management.Troels Lund Poulsen, minister for business and growth, said the proposed code would ensure a focus on healthy, long-term corporate activity.“It benefits Danish competitiveness if institutional investors use their influence and skills to help Danish companies operate in the best possible way,” he said.Lund Poulsen said he had asked the Committee on Corporate Governance (Komitéen for god Selskabsledelse) to draft a set of recommendations that could strengthen active ownership.last_img read more

New Oil Discovery for Eni in Angola

first_imgEni has made the fifth oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. The well has been drilled on the Agidigbo exploration prospect, and analysis of post drill results indicate between 300 and 400 million barrels of light oil in place.The Agidigbo-1 NFW has been drilled by the West Gemini drillship in a water depth of 275 meters, and reached a total depth of 3800 meters.It proved a single hydrocarbon column composed by a gas cap of about 60 m and 100 meters of light oil with an oil down to. The hydrocarbons are contained in the Lower Miocene sandstones with good petrophysical properties. The discovery has further upside that will be proved by an appraisal campaign planned in early 2020.Due to its proximity to East Hub’s facilities and subsea network, which are at about 10km away, production from Agidigbo can be fast-tracked, thus extending the Armada Olombendo FPSO production plateau.Agidigbo is the fifth discovery of commercial nature since the Block 15/06 Joint Venture re-launched its exploration effort one year ago. It follows the discoveries of Kalimba, Afoxé, Agogo and Ndungu.The five discoveries altogether are estimated to contain up to 1.8 billion barrels of light oil in place with possible upside.The Block 15/06 Joint Venture is composed by Eni (operator, 36.8421%), Sonangol P&P (36.8421%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.3158%).last_img read more

Tunisia Tourism struggling to recover following militant attacks

first_imgTunisia’s tourism sector is struggling to recover following militant attacks earlier this year. So far at least 70 hotels in Tunisia have been forced to close since September, and there are significant fears for the future of the industry.The tourism sector is vital for Tunisa’s economy, employing about 400,000 people out of the country’s population of 10 million. It accounts for 10 percent of the gross domestic product. The industry has taken a hit following militant attacks in the country…the once-bustling streets of Tunis are quiet. Shop owners are waiting to see if next year will bring more customers.Violence has scared away many foreign tourists. Gunmen killed 38 people at a Sousse beach resort in Junen and 21 died at the hands of extremists when they launched an attack on the Bardo Museum in March. But shopkeepers say one nationality is still visiting Tunisia, Algerians!The Tunisian central bank has estimated tourism revenues this year are down 76 percent since 2010. The Tunisian Government is appealing for better international action following extremist attacks.last_img read more

Caribbean leaders concerned about Turks and Caicos Islands

first_img 15 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional Caribbean leaders concerned about Turks and Caicos Islands by: – July 6, 2011 Some of the CARICOM leaders present at the recent summit in St KittsBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government have expressed concern on the situation in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) where Britain resumed direct administration of its overseas territory in August 2009.The communiqué issued at the end of the 32nd regular meeting of the Conference of Caribbean Heads of Government in St Kitts on Monday noted that “the constitutional reform process had been completed though not to the full satisfaction of the Islanders.”The TCI has associate membership within the 15-member regional grouping, and citizens there have been demanding an end to British rule and a return to parliamentary democracy.London resumed direct administration of the affairs of the British Overseas Territory, disbanded the locally elected government and suspended the legislature after a Commission of Inquiry said it found widespread corruption under the administration of former premier Michael Misick.Misick, who resigned in March 2009, after the commission made its findings public, has called on all Turks and Caicos Islanders, churches and political parties to put differences aside and “unite to fight the common enemy — the British.”Misick accused London of staging what he termed a “modern-day coup” in the Turks and Caicos Islands while the rest of the world was not watching.In its communiqué, the regional leaders said that the citizens are expecting that elections will be held in the shortest timeframe possible, “in order to lead to a return to self rule and democratic and representative governance’.The leaders said that have requested the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) “to continue to monitor the situation closely, in order to keep them informed.”Caribbean News Now Sharelast_img read more

Dominica observes Peace Week

first_imgLocalNews Dominica observes Peace Week by: – December 19, 2011 7 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Members of the IDCCVThe Commonwealth of Dominica will, from Sunday 18th December to Sunday 25th December, 2011 observe a week of peace under the theme ‘Peace On Earth, Goodwill Unto Men.’Members of the Interdenominational Committee Against Crime and Violence (IDCCV) announced at a press conference last week that a week of peace would be observed with a view to “develop a certain consciousness of what is going on in our country, the need for us to work at establishing peace.”On Sunday all leaders; religious, political and civic, congregated at the Trinity Baptist Church in Roseau to officially commence the week of peace.Wednesday and Thursday have been designated as Days of prayers for peace; members of the IDCCV will appear on television talk shows on both Sat Telecoms and Marpin 2K4. Thursday the 22nd of December, 2011 will be observed as ‘White Ribbon Day’ and members of the public are encouraged to wear something white as a sign of purity. IDCCV has also made an appeal to radio stations to change the tone of their programming to a ‘reflective’ one, to invite priests or pastors to offer prayers during the day as well as callers to the various programs to pray about an issue as opposed to complaining about one. The week of activities will culminate with peace messages at all churches on Sunday 25th – which will also be observed as Christmas Day worldwide. Dominica Vibes News Share Sharelast_img read more

Serie A: Sarri fends off Juventus favouritism

first_img “I’m reading a lot and watching some old matches. When I see Sacchi’s Milan, I think they were 20 years ahead of their time.” Loading… Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live Read Also: Lazio fight COVID-19 with garlic and chocolate “And in Turin, I heard chants against my mother from Fiorentina fans. When you’re attacked from the outside, you become stronger inside. “If you become a Gobbo (insulting term for Juve fans), it’s for that reason, you are constantly getting attacked.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I’d like to go to Rome for the Coppa Italia Final and any other European city for the Champions League,” admitted the 61-year-old. “I don’t have a clear head to work so much right now. I’m watching games and doing it in a very detached way gives you a different idea. “I think we’re going to play in the summer, so this is the right time to disconnect a bit since there will be a minimal stop between one season and another.center_img Maurizio Sarri couldn’t help but light one up while on live-stream with Juventus today— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) April 17, 2020 The former Napoli boss is back in Italy after a one-season stop at Chelsea, but he believes there is too much ‘hate’ in his homeland. “Two things struck me: love and hate. We’re surrounded by love in any city in Italy and it’s a beautiful thing, but we’re also always surrounded by hatred. “We’re always the ones favoured by referees, yet look at the numbers and they say something else. “Personally I was insulted in Naples, the city where I was born and gave everything. If I didn’t win there it’s because I didn’t succeed. Maurizio Sarri ‘thinks’ Serie A will resume this summer and tells those who claim referees favour Juventus to “look at the numbers. They say something else.” Speaking to Juve’s official YouTube channel, Sarri discussed managing the Bianconeri during the coronavirus pandemic and gave his thoughts on ending the season.last_img read more

Florida’s ‘2020 Python Bowl’ Kicks off Friday

first_imgThe Super Bowl will kick off in South Florida in February, but Governor Ron DeSantis has just announced the return of the “Python Bowl” which will begin this weekend and last for 10 days.The contest, which is open to hunters of all skill levels, is a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee and a number of public and private agencies.The Florida 2020 Python Bowl kicks off Friday, Jan. 10, with competitors being tasked to remove Burmese pythons from specific areas of the Everglades. Those who catch the most and longest pythons in each skill category will be awarded what’s promised to be some impressive prizes.“We need to get this snake under control so we can have a healthy environment in the Everglades,” says “Alligator Ron” Bergeron, a champion for Florida’s vast ecosystem.Bergeron says the only way the billion-dollar Everglades restoration project can be successful is if pythons are eradicated. The non-native snakes can can grow to be 20 feet long and weigh 200 pounds.“There’s a lot of invasive animals in the Everglades, but this one is extremely dangerous to the environment because it becomes top of the food chain.” said Bergeron.For those who still don’t understand what’s so dangerous about the Everglades python invasion, Bergeron puts it simply.“In Florida, especially South Florida, the Everglades is our drinking water.”Entry rules and hunting tools for the Florida Python Challenge can be FOUND HERE.An awards ceremony for the winners of the competition will be held Jan. 25 at Bayfront Park.View the video two watch a tutorial on how to capture a python.South Florida Water Management District governing board member Chauncey Goss says the Florida python challenge ‘2020 Python Bowl’ welcomes pros and rookies to hunt the snakes.He said the governor was very adamant that we bring it back, “As part of Everglades restoration, we want to make sure we get rid of the invasive species. The Burmese python is an invasive species and it’s just decimating everglades. It’s been wiping out all of the small animals that are native to the Everglades.”Now, Floridians can take environmental protection into their own hands.Click HERE for more information on the Python Elimination Program.More information on removing pythons and what to do if you see one can be found here from the FWC.last_img read more