IMG_4401 In yesterday's MentorCloud blog entry on "Funding Professional Conference Travel", several suggestions required asking for money. I know how hard this can be - yet it is often key to professional success....

IMG_2321In many mentoring programs, travel funding is a big issue. Mentors and mentees working at great distances often want to attend a professional conference together at some point in their relatioship. Conferences are an excellent way to maintain and improve professional knowledge and networks. Also, after being encouraged by the mentor, the mentee may want to raise his or her visibility by seeking a speaking engagement, accepting an invitation to join a conference panel, or present a workshop or poster....

Today is very special. A day like this will not come for another 100 years so why not make a resolution to do something daily/weekly/monthly that can accelerate your professional and personal growth. You can always look back on 12-12-12 as the day you kicked off a special habit. My favorite quote from Aristotle "We become what we repeatedly do - Excellence then is not an act but a habit."

A major new scholarly report has just been published on mentoring called "Characteristics of Successful and Failed Mentoring Relationships: A Qualitative Study Across Two Academic Health Centers" by Sharon E. Straus, Mallory O. Johnson, Christine Marquez, and Mitchell D....
I was taking my daughter to school recently when I spotted a squirrel running across the street from my right to the left. It was right in the middle of the road when I came real close to it....

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