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The Power of Mentoring

I could use some help. I’m trying – without success – to create an acronym that captures the essence of mentoring. How would you use MENTOR or MENTORING as an acronym? What I have so far needs some work. M. Mission – what are we working to accomplish. Mentoring has focused outcomes. Mentors and proteges […]

via An Acronym That Explains Mentoring — Leadership Freak

Mentoring is often overlooked in the rush of day to day activities, especially in smaller businesses, but it can make for longevity of the business, easier life in the long run for the owner, and better retention of the best staff.  Larger businesses where many people call themselves managers place much more attention on training people to be leaders, managers, and mentors. In small businesses, by contrast, most managers are more interested in getting daily tasks accomplished. Often they came from the trade that the business offers, rather than seeing themselves as only managers. This is especially true in pink collar areas. Women often lack training in managerial skills. When they gain them, they often forget to mentor others.

Dan Rockwell offers great, brief reflections that help people be better managers. Whether you are a director of a preschool, a small business owner, or a pastor, you might enjoy and benefit from Dan’s insights. Please stay in touch here, with orgstrat, as I bring you a cross pollination of all things good.

BTW, I have a very few openings for trainings this fall, but only in Austin. I would like to do some more, but I am so busy preparing great things for you, this fall I can not travel.  If you are out of town, please do call for next year. Thanks, Sharon 512-NOSPAM249-7629.

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September 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Training in SECURITY Th 1/15/2015 for Directors

Gregg Bourland, head of the JCC security and trainer to law enforcement personnel will speak to the Judeo-Christian Directors’ group on Thursday January 15th at noon to one.  Please register by calling Sharon at 512/249-7629 before T noon, so we can get a count for lunch and for directions to location.  Yes, once again, we are being treated to a free lunch. This is a vital topic and you will all want to come.

January 13, 2015 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Christian Directors’ Group Lunch

In Metro Austin

Taylor: Monday the 13th, one o’clock at Ferrari’s
South: Wednesday the 15th one o’clock at Souper Salad on South Lamar near Ben White
Central: *THURSDAY the 16th* noon at Mi Casa on 183 at Ohlen, in front of El Rancho.

Please RSVP, telling me which one you want.
Topic: “Getting the Word Out” Adm Are 2.4 Marketing
We discovered that according to research the religious schools are outperforming. How do we get the word out about that? One director of a full time program asked the question. Based on assessments, she knows that the children who stay in her program all day do better than those who are pulled out for public school. How could she address that? Other directors see that their rolls are no longer full, after the recession. How could one address that? Let’s share ideas.

October 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm Leave a comment

Poll for Religiously Affiliated Schools

Thanks to everyone who made the “Christian Directors’ Group-Taylor” a great success.

Here is the poll I promised. Please participate in polling only if you are a director, assistant director, or owner of a Christian or Jewish school (so we match the research.)  (Anyone is free to comment below this post on  the topic, however.)

If you live outside of Austin and want such a group (and surely you do), let me know.  We are here to support one another. Call me today.  512/249-NOSPAM7629.

And please share your stories. What examples do you have of an excellent outcome that you attribute precisely to your dedication to Judeo-Christian values? (Feel free to characterize this in your own language; of course you understand I am trying to make everyone feel welcomed.)

 

September 15, 2014 at 1:18 am Leave a comment

Coming to NISOD to talk about interactive activities in college classroom.

Memorial Day, Monday May 26th, at 10:15. at the Convention Center, (in Room 13B probably), I will be hosting a discussion on using interactive activities in the college classroom to encourage student engagement.
“Ways to Engage Students: Pros, Cons, and Science.”
We are moving away from the typical “read a book/go to lecture/write a paper/take a test.” Is this good? Is it bad? Since we must, how might we do it better? I have promised to come with at lest 14 ideas for teachers to use immediately and to host a discussion that airs concerns. Handout with bibliography will be available. Questions are posted here, since this is where I have the capability to host a discussion. Look for Handout on http://www.austincc.edu/ssarles.

QUESTIONS

What interactive activities have been very useful in your community college level classes?
What resources do you recommend?

What concerns do you have about using interactive activities in your classroom?

In what ways would activities borrowed from corporate training be effective or ineffective in the college classroom?

In what ways could we avoid regurgitating the text by use of activities? In what ways could we drive students to read and mentally process their reading through activities?

In what ways might we ensure a raising of academic ability or work place abilities through activities?

 

May 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm Leave a comment


What People are Saying

Would you like Sharon to come back? “Yes! Every day of the year!” Phillip Merritt Owner of ABC Preparatory Academies in Austin Texas

“Sharon has strong abilities in critical thinking. She also has excellent instincts in grasping issues before all the information has been revealed. There have been some occasions where I assumed what she was saying could not possibly be accurate, but in the end she was proved right when the facts were revealed. I trust (or at least pay serious attention) to her opinions.” Walter Lee, former Engineer, Retired Minister PC(USA), QVR Board Member

 

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“We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you put into your presentation. Your presentation was a real blessing to the participants, judging from their evaluations. –Terri Sloan, Weekday Ministries Conference

And what I like to hear most, I usually do: “We want to have you back. When can you come? “

Sharon’s books

The Government is not a Village. Dialogs across boundaries, busts myths, reveals real science. Offers a positive way forward in early education policy. Go to www.lulu.com or www.thegovernmentisnotavillage.com Swim with the Dolphins, not with the Sharks Sharon's classic book on conflict reduction available at www.amazon.com This is instrumental music, great for calming and focusing. I recommend it for your classroom. WHOLETONES

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