Utforsk en verden av personlig utvikling gjennom skreddersydd mentoring, profesjonell coaching, inspirerende kurs og tankevekkende foredrag som gir deg verktøyene du trenger for å nå ditt fulle potensial.
In mid may I had closing dinner for the 11`th mentoring program for NHS, and I want to share with you my speech for both the mentee and mentors. In addition all the mentee had a small speech to their mentor, which we filmed because not all could come. The mentee is students within hospitality and hotel management and the mentors is leaders in the same branch, hospitality and hotel management and development.
«A year has gone and I hope you all have excelled because of the program. To have a mentor is like being in the spotlight and you have a person who follows you. A person who is genuine and sincere.
To be a mentor is rewarding and you also have that spotlight on you. A person is questioning all you do and you get to reflect over your job role.
For the student (mentee) this is a start, you are in the beginning of your career. Remember this programmed what it did for your development this year. Use mentors next time also AND when time comes BE A MENTOR!
To all the mentors THANK YOU for your dedication and willingness to help a student in the beginning of a career. And helping NHS to make this a special year for the students.
For Å.H and me its fantastic to see the students in the very beginning, in the interview and seeing them now. Its like another person and we know the impact it can have. We thank you all for participated in this 11`th mentoring program for student at NHS».
Many of you felt something was missing when finished education and starting your first job, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans at Stanford University thought the same for their students. And after teaching design in Stanford University for several years, they realized that their students didn’t have much of an idea about how to kick off their new lives after they graduate. They needed help to design their lives.
Therefore, they created the “Designing Your Life” elective course in Stanford to teach their students how to apply design thinking to their lives and build their careers with fulfillment and joy. The course became the most popular elective in Stanford. Shortly after, its fame expanded to the tech companies in Silicon Valley. Google even has an internal group of facilitators to deliver the “Designing Your Life” program to its employees. For the ones who cannot attend live workshops in the US, Burnett and Evans wrote the book, “Designing Your Life” to share what they teach with the rest of the world.
Do you know the feeling of being a little tired of yourself?
A little tired of everyday life? A little fed up with the way things are?
Here’s the good news: Your tiredness can be a good sign. A sign that you need a transformation. Not thinking about a big external transformation, but of an internal transformation. Because when we feel a little tired in life, it is often because something new is calling us. Something that is more true for us. Quite often, unfortunately, we don’t really get anything done about it. And yet: A crisis hits and tickles us even more. A person you meet on your way awakens something in you.
A book you read goes into a deeper way than usual. Your inner pressure is becoming more and more pressing. Something is calling you. A transformation is lurking around the corner. For me, Corona has caused such a transformation. From having a very full life, where many people’s needs were met (perhaps you know that?) I was suddenly «forced» to quite literally be at home and present in the very close. In time, it would also prove to be a way to – in a figurative sense – be more at home in myself. At first I felt resistance. As we often do when something new comes knocking.
Even if we can feel that it is right for us. Then I got angry: «Why did this have to happen». Anger is (also) often a sign that an inner change in you is intruding. And then, after a frustrating time, I try to change my perspective on the situation we were in. Step by step, my approach to the new situation changed.
I started looking at what story I was actually telling myself and the outside world about the Corona situation. I started looking at my beliefs about the consequences of the Corona epidemic (and there were many of them). And I began to look at my perception of my everyday life as it was before and as it was now, in the middle of the storm. And that changed something. Perhaps you have tried the same or something similar?
Transformation is a big challenge. At the same time, it is also a great opportunity. An opportunity to develop. Move forward in life. What do you want to transform?
Companies around the globe are struggling to manage and motivate their workforces and enable productivity while dealing with economic uncertainty and layoffs. And while it may seem odd to think about employee retention during this crisis, there’s never been a more important time to focus on how you are supporting your employees—and the future of your business.
This is the words from Katherine Plumhoff in here article «The COVID-19 Crisis is a Mentorship Opportunity: Here’s How to Take Advantage of It»
Its the first article I am reading about post covid-19 and I could not be more agreed. In these crisis you must ensure that your employee are ok and feeling taken care off.
And she is very practical, and says that: mentorship is one of the most cost-effective ways you can invest in training and promoting diverse talent. You don’t need to shell out for expensive conferences. You probably already know who the rising stars at the junior levels of your organization are. You just need to set them up with someone more senior who can help them navigate the transition to a leadership role.
About the writer Katherine Plumhoff Katherine Plumhoff is a writer, editor, and researcher at PowerToFly, the platform for fast-tracking gender equality. She crafts stories about women in the workplace, feminism, and cross-cultural communication. Formerly a team manager at a hedge fund in NYC, she’s now a full-time content creator based in Latin America.
The Covid-19 period that we have been in for quite some time now, challenges our working methods.
Suddenly, you can't attend the scheduled meeting, work in projects at work, or attend a conference.
But we got it, schools have been teaching online, conferences and concerts have been online, even the county championships and the Norwegian Enterprise (Young Enterprise in Oslo and Norway) have been conducted.
I hope people don't just forget this and go back to everyday life as they knew it before Covid-19.
Challenge yourself by looking critically at your work methods, do you really need to go to another city or country for that meeting?
Right now we’re all being challenged. Whether it is in the family, with friends or in the business world how much has changed in a short time. And even though we sometimes say «I like change and development», the truth is that we often like the changes we choose for ourselves. Now it can feel overwhelming and paralyzing, it can feel like it’s completely out of our control. And that’s it and we have to accept it.
I have, after 2 weeks in quarantine and 4 weeks with home office, new working methods have pushed me, and now become part of my everyday life. It was just jumping into it and now I’ve had lectures and meetings online and it works really well. For others, there are even bigger changes and one sees that jobs disappear and with that income base. But I hope everyone finds their inner strength, and gets through this until we get «normal» times. Keep your heart warm – your head cold – and your hands clean …