Category Archives: mentoring

Where Do We Go From Here?

No surprise here…I have NO idea what the future holds for any of us. The optimist in me says “Hang in there. Things WILL get better.” The world has been through other, at the time equally daunting, challenges and somehow … Continue reading

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Patience…A Virtue That Must Be Nurtured

I’ll be the first to admit it. When I think of something that I want or want to do, I want it NOW. Not “later.” Not “tomorrow.” NOW!! I’ve “kind of” mellowed over the years, but this trait has always … Continue reading

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Professional Courtesy…It’s Not Rocket Science

Okay. You haven’t heard from me since forever. Let’s just say things have been “different” these past several months and let it go at that. But I haven’t just been goofing off…at least not all the time! > I taught … Continue reading

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Paying It Back…and Forward!

Let’s face it. We don’t…not a single one of us does…get where we are in life without the encouragement and help of others. If you look back on it, there has been someone who you have turned to at some … Continue reading

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Get A Grip

The past year has been, to put it politely, a royal pain in the @$$. Seems like for every reasonably good thing that happened at least two not-so-good things stuck their snouts into my business. Nothing cataclysmic, mind you. Just … Continue reading

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Listening…The “Secret Sauce” in Mentoring

I reconnected with a former student recently when Facebook alerted me that it was her birthday. As is my custom, I sent her a short “Happy Birthday” note. A couple of back-and-forth notes, and it dawned on me that I … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being ‘There’

I provided a comment for PRSA College of Fellows’ “Pearls of Wisdom” recently, reflecting on the impact that my supervisor during my US Army Training and Doctrine Command Public Affairs Intern beginnings had on my experience learning a new (for … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Dare to Dream”

Three simple words that my “home” from 2004-2017, Curry College, proudly and confidently displays around campus for students to see, think about, and aspire to. Samuel Silas Curry championed this thought…and I embraced it wholeheartedly from “Day One” of my … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Reading Minds”

A brief…and, as yet unresolved…conversation with a former student reminded me of one of the key guidelines for getting ahead in your job… “Tell them what you’re thinking.” I’m not pointing accusing fingers at anyone here. I’m as guilty of … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Dive into the Deep End”

I’ve been reading Facebook updates and blog posts by my Curry College COM/PR students that kind of tell me they’ve taken my unsolicited but sincere advice to heart. Time and again, in the classroom as well as in one-on-one meetings, I … Continue reading

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