(Kenneth H. Blanchard) Eszter Ernst-Kurdi, Training Domain Team Leader, SIL Francophone Africa As a mentor, do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the number of competencies that your mentees need help with? As a coordinator, do you struggle to find enough mentors? Group mentoring can be an effective strategy to invest in several mentees at theContinue reading ““None of us is as smart as all of us””
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Reflections on the Transition from Student Ministry to Workplace Mentoring
Cassie Weishaupt, Data Scientist, SIL I learned the importance of discipleship in student ministry at McGill university. During my final two years there, my discipler, Anka, closely fostered my spiritual growth. We read books together on the nature of God and the meaning of the Gospel. She coached me through relationship struggles, walked me throughContinue reading “Reflections on the Transition from Student Ministry to Workplace Mentoring”
Intentional Mentoring in SIL Cameroon – Coffee and Snacks Included!
Heline Kimbung, HR Director, SIL CameroonLarry Seguin, Community Engagement and Sociolinguistics Coordinator, SIL Cameroon Leadership development and mentoring in SIL Cameroon In July 2021, SIL Cameroon launched a leadership development and mentoring program aimed at intentionally investing in its future leaders through tapping into the knowledge and experience of its more experienced staff. The programContinue reading “Intentional Mentoring in SIL Cameroon – Coffee and Snacks Included!”
How can I develop my mentoring skills?
Eszter Ernst-Kurdi, Training Domain Team Leader, SIL Francophone Africa Tony Horsfall points out in his book Mentoring for Spiritual Growth that “no one begins as a perfect mentor. Most learn on the job and through experience.” I don’t know about you but I often find myself doubting whether I am doing a good job passingContinue reading “How can I develop my mentoring skills?”
Personal Impact Awareness
Dr Michael Jemphrey, Translation and Anthropology Consultant, SIL Like a drop in a pond, we all have an impact on those around us. As we mentor others, who in turn mentor others, that impact can be wide ranging. Impact is the way I influence others as a result of my total person: my behaviour myContinue reading “Personal Impact Awareness”
A lifetime of mentoring – interview with Dr Katy Barnwell
Dr Michael Jemphrey, Translation and Anthropology Consultant, SIL Dr Katy Barnwell needs no introduction to anyone in the Bible translation world. I first met her when I was a newbie consultant in training in Cote d’Ivoire at a consultant workshop she led in the 1980’s. The way she gently encouraged us and sensitively handled someContinue reading “A lifetime of mentoring – interview with Dr Katy Barnwell”
Speaking grace and truth in mentoring: how we grow through challenges
Kate M, Translation Consultant, SIL If somebody asked me, what was missing from mentoring I received as a translation consultant-in-training, I would say, “Being challenged – challenged to grow in my consultant and interpersonal skills; challenged to develop deeper knowledge of Biblical languages; challenged in writing papers; and challenged in my knowledge of related disciplines.”Continue reading “Speaking grace and truth in mentoring: how we grow through challenges”
Eszter Ernst-Kurdi, Training Coordinator, SIL Francophone Africa Have you ever wondered what makes certain mentoring pairs more performant than others? Do you know colleagues or teams in your organisation that work so well together that it’s a joy to watch what they achieve together? As I look back on my professional development, I am particularlyContinue reading “Brain-friendly mentoring”
Get mentoring off the ground!
Dr Michael Jemphrey, Robust Mentoring Leader, SIL “Mentoring is a great idea!” — after the Introduction to Mentoring online course everyone is convinced. Everyone would love to have a mentor. However, the reality is that far fewer people feel qualified to be a mentor for others. I think that is common to most of usContinue reading “Get mentoring off the ground!”
Le mentorat comme levier de motivation et de productivité / Mentoring that boosts motivation and productivity
Orphée-Marcelle Nogbou, HR Manager, SIL Côte d’Ivoire The English translation of the post is just below the French original. Please scroll down to read it. L’un des facteurs importants de la compétitivité d’une organisation tient particulièrement à sa capacité à se doter en capital humain. En effet, la qualité de ce capital conditionne sa productivité.Continue reading “Le mentorat comme levier de motivation et de productivité / Mentoring that boosts motivation and productivity”