You are a Leader if…

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Are you a mentor, coach, very talented nurse on your unit, great co-worker or teacher who inspires others to be better? Maybe you share your talents and skills in your community, your faith community, or with leading your children, grandchildren, or other young people with new experiences that inspire them to dream and achieve. Wherever you inspire others to believe in themselves, to be all they can be, and to achieve their dreams and to be strong contributors in the world; then you are a leader! Thank you and Continue Strong!

 

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Just for Fun…

Why not spread some good cheer today, or all week_ (1)

Isn’t it fun when something just happens out of the blue unexpectedly?

Challenge: Spread the cheer if only for one day. If you accept this challenge, how will you do it? Get creative and have some fun! Maybe you will pay it forward, being anonymous can make it even more fun, maybe just a little surprise for someone you haven’t seen for a while. Or do something little and special for your co-workers, your spouse or a child? The list can be endless — Be creative and have fun spreading the cheer! Please share a post of what you did. It will be make it fun for all of us!

Please feel free to Reblog – to make the world a little better by everyone spreading some good cheer.  Thank you for visiting today! 

 

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Getting Started

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Sometimes all we have to do is just take that first step and get started and not keep putting off what is important. Yes, life gets in the way! However; how can we be creative or carve out the time for that one thing on our bucket list, or finishing what is considered the most important project, while still doing all that has to be done and done today? Prioritizing every day, putting the important step(s) on the calendar. As one of my favorite professors used to say, Just chunk it down, one step at a time… and yes it will happen!

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c. 2018

Poetry: Requiem for the American Worker

 

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Requiem for the American Worker

I hear America crying

across the flatlands, hill and dale.

Embittered tears of weary souls

the beaten down, the proud.

 

American workers holding on

with a cry in their voice.

Fighting hard to not be counted

among the growing poor.

 

The waitress at night with a babe upon her breast,

The coal miner tired of his long rest.

The automobile worker doing her best,

The bakery is closing, the baker is next.

 

The bus driver without a human load,

The young black man never given a chance.

The hospital worker called off, worries how to pay the rent.

Telephone workers marching, out in the cold.

 

Voices, hands, and hearts

traded for those across the seas.

The small, American farmer

still fighting hard to believe.

 

I hear America crying,

as those “who have”,

with no remorse, no guilt,

build empires upon the workers backs.

Americans trying, trying, and trying.

I hear America crying.

 

 

(Printed with one time American rights, Labor News, Indianapolis, In. Feb 2006.

This Author: tch maintains rights).

Reprinted @ Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons c. 2018.

Mentor or Coach?

Coach-Mentor

Have you had a big project that you needed help in learning new skills in order to complete a project (target goal) such as for a presentation? You have been assigned a “mentor” to help you, but you know that once the project is over, you will most likely not continue the working relationship? Skills learned, target reached, mission accomplished, and hopefully well! While you have learned much and most likely know each other better and will possibly work on future joint efforts; you and your “coach” have accomplished the task at hand and most likely will return to prior status. Bravo with much appreciation!

Another scenario; you have been in your current position for 2 years, but you are now ready to kick it up a notch and show that you are capable and ready for more responsibility and developing new skills including those in leadership. You have a good professional colleague in your organization who has offered to help you further as you pursue your career goals. Your mutual relationship has been developing very well and you know that this person wants to not only see you do well, but has offered her expertise to help you grow in the direction you are wanting to pursue. You see this relationship has been mutual and has steadily grown over time. You know that your “mentor” has sometimes even seen the potential in you before you have even thought of something as a possibility! You look forward to seeing her and sharing professional information between you. You have become more involved in professional activities and have learned much through shared work. Your mentor has shared valuable information while teaching you the ropes. You in return are sharing what you have learned with your mentor and given valuable feedback. Both of you have grown your professional network and contributed more to your organizations.

While coaches can teach you much valuable information to become more skilled, they tend to be more short-term. Mentors evolve from relationships mutually satisfying and help in personal and professional growth over time. Who is assigned? Mentors or coaches? Which one do you choose? It’s good to know the difference, but to also be appreciative of both.

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