As I told you before I went to Trondheim in Norway to hold two seminars. Both for the participants in JCI Evolutions Mentorprogram for young people in Young Enterprice Norway.
On saturday we started at 10 am and were working with strenght, posibilities and SMART-goals up to 16 pm with all the adepts in the program. They were very interesting in the subject and real active all day. This is going to be the platform for further development trough the program and especially for the AM-meetings (Adept and Mentor meetings) every month.
Oh I love to meet so many positive and active young people and spend time with them, I actually learn as lot as them.
On sunday we started at 11 am to train all the mentors, from businesses around in the county. They were also very positive and active through out the wholde session, working with "The Big Five". Tools for AM-meetings.
I look forward t be hearing from the project group next time.
On Thursday I got a very interesting mail from The Norwegian Armed Force (www.mil.no). They wanted me to come in april and be the head speaker at a action day for all the women in the army.
My topic will be "Dream Team" and how you can build a dream team when people have different starting point, character and strenght. It would be important to talk about the attitude to people and to accept all kind of individuals.
It would be a whole day for the topic with all kinds of speakers, politicians from the defends comitee, Norways first female pilot on F-16 fighters.
I am really looking forward to the day, even if it means going away from my dreamteam (my wife) and her birthday.
Today I got my sertification on using the Thomas International Personal Profile Analysis (PPA), www.thomasinternational.net. The test provides an insight into how people behave at work answering questions such as – what are their strengths and limitations? Are they self starters? How do they communicate? What motives them?
I am going to use it in matching criteria, not the whole test, but a smaller version. But it is going to be fun to have this tool to do so.
Check it out, it`s maybe something for you to.
Please if you have experience with DISC as a tool, or some other types of tools, write something here about it.
This weekend I am going to Trondheim to train in their mentorprogram for Young Enterprice Norway. On saturday I am going to train all the students the whole day, the seminar is akind of lifeplanning. We are looking at their strenght, their weeknesses and their possibilities, and final some SMART-goals.
On sunday is it mentoring seminar for all the mentors. Learning and training "The Big Five" and prepare them for the task.
And not only that but I am also going to help them in the matching process as well.
This is going to be so much fun, I am very excited.
Right now I sit and work at my mentoring seminar, called the big five. That relate to the most important mentoring tools you can use as a mentor.
The five tools are:
- Active listening
- Effective questions
- Be responsible
And for the next week I am going to conduct the seminar both in Oslo and then in Trondheim in Norway. At the seminar in Oslo I have help from a good partner Kai Roer. You can learn a lot at his blog at www.bebetter.no about training. He is a very active trainer across europe.
The Big Five is also in my book for the mentors.
Today a funny thing happened to me when me and my wife where visiting some good friends of us. They were selling some of their big sized teddy bears online and a potential customer where coming this evening for buying them. Boy was I surprised when a previous adept appear at the door. When he saw my face at the house he was stunned, and happy to meet me again. And he told me that he have started in a new job at his mentors company. He had had several offers but the mentor “won” and he don`t regret the choice he did.
By the way Morten bought the big sized teddy bears and went to a small girls birthday party with some big presents, she was going to be very surpriced…
I found this Youtube clip searching the web. The clip is a good "AHA" moment saying that Tiger Woods using help to get his goals so why shouldn`t you.
A very good question, why shouldn`t you? We have to stop thinking that mentoring is only for the sportsmen, to get good you need a mentor. You can`t say it enough, don`t think you can do everything for your self.
Look at the video at Youtube
You could read about Cloe Holding, the founder of www.habinki.com, earlier in my blog and at www.thenextwomen.com. In part two she was talking about some details in the adept/mentor relationship that I found important to put out here. Many are a bit scared to get a mentor because of all the spotlight and commitment, better to try to do it alone when no one watching, they think. But this can be said over and over again, do it! Get a mentor and you will work smarter, faster and maybe even get better results.
“I found the mentoring trial interesting, but also incredibly time consuming and I have found it hard juggling a lot of priorities at the moment.”
“I think that one gaines a lot of experience and information from every conversation that one has. Certainly just hearing about people out there who have done something similar and lived to tell the tale is incredibly valuable. I certainly enjoyed hearing about other entrepreneurs and the businesses they have managed to establish.”
“I do think that to build a lasting relationship you need to meet people and connect with them on a personal level. So I don’t know if I will keep in touch regularly with any of the mentors that I emailed, although I would definitely keep in touch now and again when I wanted to seek some advice or if I encountered a problem in the field of expertise that they were specializing in.”
“Anyway, I did enjoy the process and really appreciate being able to be involved – it has taught me a lot!”
Edit: Updates are done, and I have installed an Archive of the blog! It may not look very impressive now, but over time, the archive will make it easier to find information posted in the early days of the blog!
I am currently doing security updates and some minor functionality changes on this blog. There may be some minor problems occuring during this weekend.
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