The Value of a Mentor

You can't do it alone. Find someone who's been there and listen and learn

Me and my mentor and friend, Dr. Reed Sheard

A few years ago I was sitting in my office shaking.  In tears.  With my door closed.  I had just fired someone for the first time.  He was a good man.  Nice guy.  But the direction of where organization needed to go necessitated some change.  Hard decisions needed to be made.  And I had no idea […]

Here are some of the additional resources for the presentation:

Dan Pink Drive TED Talk

Brene’ Brown “The Power of Vulnerability” TED Talk

Seth Godin “The Tribes We Lead”

I recently had opportunity to speak to communication majors at Spring Arbor University. The question I was asked to answer was What do our students need to know as they are preparing to enter the ever-changing Com & Media workplace? What skills, knowledge, (life lessons & attitudes), etc. will be most beneficial for them to be intentionally seeking and practicing here in order to prepare them for when they enter the work force. I titled the session “Who You Are Matters More Than What You Can Do”.  I’ve broken the presentation down into three posts:

I also posted this question to friends on my social media channels and pulled together my favorites in a PDF to share.