The Power of Mentors and Sponsors

A couple weekends ago, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a “Leadership and Mentoring” brunch for midshipmen (students) of the United States Naval Academy and alumni. Throughout the morning, we shared nuggets of wisdom, words of affirmation, and lesson learned. When we opened the opportunity for questions and discussion, I observed one alumnae ask aContinue reading “The Power of Mentors and Sponsors”

Mentoring in the Marketplace

The professional perspective: Chapter 5 of Sheryl Sandberg’s national bestseller, Lean In, is titled, “Are You My Mentor?” Sheryl begins by discussing the dread of having a stranger ask her to be their mentor. Then she quickly transitions to the necessity of having mentors and sponsors if professional advancement is desired. In her words: “TheyContinue reading “Mentoring in the Marketplace”

“She Looks Sad.”

This is my daughter. She is happy, spunky, and fashionable. She loves her dad and wants to be just like her mom. She is a leader, great helper, and encourager. She likes to dance and read. She enjoys time with her friends and thinks everyone in the world loves her. I have to remind herContinue reading ““She Looks Sad.””