Blog: Discussions on Mentoring and Management

What Kind of Leader is Jillian Michaels and What do You Need from Your Leader?

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“Unless you faint, puke, or die, keep walking!” exhorts Jillian Michaels to contestants on TV’s Biggest Loser. I confess I have a love-hate feeling about…

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Boost Your Career by Becoming Your Own Chief Learning Officer

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So I was making a teepee for my Native American diorama the other night….. Well, sort of. Time for true confessions- I was actually watching…

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Organizational Behavior Tip: Please Don’t Sniff Me In the Elevator!

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Yesterday, my colleague sniffed me in the elevator again. Over the past 15 years of teaching at LMU, he has probably sniffed me in the…

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Will Civil Rights for GLBT Employees be the “New Normal?”

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        Kissing: fun to do and entertaining to watch on TV.  After my first week back to teaching I was having a Professor…

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What “ True Color” Should Your Mentor or Protégé Be?

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I am a big fan of using the True Colors assessment with my students and clients when I teach them about mentoring. The True colors…

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How Much is a Mentor Worth? Is Mark Cuban the Grinch or kind Saint Nick?

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In this week’s episode of Shark Tank, the owner of one of my favorite local companies, LivingChristmas.com, went on Shark Tank. Now, I know I…

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Twerking and Other Interesting Insights gained through Community Based Learning

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What does twerking have to do with a service learning project that emphasizes learning about organizational behavior and human resource management at a Jesuit University?…

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What Media teaches us about Management

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I think there is tremendous value in using media to explicate concepts in management. Viewers today are very sophisticated and used to seeing a lot…

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Mentoring Archetypes: Who’s Your Favorite?

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ABC’s Shark Tank has become one of my favorite shows on television. It is addicting to watch this show and root for the underdog and…

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Mentoring and the Karate Kid

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Everybody learns in different ways. Some of us are more auditory, or visual or kinesthetic. I love to use media clips to demonstrate learning points.…

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