Today, the podcast is all about a new years resolution (and a project of mine and a few friends): to write 52 cards and letters in one year. Every week, one card. I am looking forward to trying this out – but I already have a hunch that it will be worthwhile. Who knows? If you’re up to follow my very first episode of this series and would like to hear an old typewriter spring back into action, feel free to listen in. Read More
My working hypothesis is… …when mentoring, your mentee will likely be quicker to learn. They are younger, younger people learn faster. Use that to your advantage.
My working hypothesis is… …when mentoring, never underestimate the power of sharing your own world-view, challenges, successes, experiences, and failures.
Some people like to read, others prefer to watch a movie. Some people appreciate great paintings and others listen to the radio. If you count yourself to the latter category, there is something new for you. Read More
My working hypothesis is… …when mentoring, be careful with the potential illusion that you are in the position to give actionable and appropriate advice. Instead, consider the value of inspiring your mentee to build the energy to find their own solutions.
My working hypothesis is… … if you want to encourage your mentees to share their challenges with you, start sharing your own. It’s easier said than done.
My working hypothesis is… …when mentoring, never underestimate how busy a student’s life can be and how difficult it can be to build a mentoring relationship from the “weaker side of the table”.
The “worst” car I ever drove would not do much more than 90 on a flat road.
“For the past two years, researchers at Northwestern University have been analyzing the habits of tens of thousands of scientists—using Dropbox.
“We imagine humanity as a fixed state. People come into being, usually the old-fashioned way. They progress along a timeline of milestones that varies little from person to person. They get sick, occasionally at first, and then inexorably. They die. There are outliers at every step—except for the last one, at least so far—but the… Read More