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Mediocre Me - How Saying No to the Status Quo Will Propel You from Ordinary to Extraordinary! (A Book by John Michel - Copyright 2013)
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Mentor: Get one. Be one.

Mentor: Get one. Be one. | Mediocre Me |
I just finished a mentoring session tonight and as always, I feel as if I learned more than I advised. The old adage holds true, "To teach is to learn twice."  Mentoring is an ancient practice, and...

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John Michel's insight:

There is an unspoken covenant between the mentor and the student. I am going to share with you all that I know. You will apply it, add to it, and pass it on to someone else. The mentor doesn’t hold back.  The student doesn’t shirk.

Gust MEES's curator insight, July 7, 2013 5:48 PM


Mentoring in this age of social networking may occur to a degree through blog posts, articles, wikis, tweets, status updates, Skype video calls, websites, online videos, and emails, and that is a great start, but I am encouraging something more; a common time where a master unveils his secrets to a student privately.

Two people agreeing to set aside an hour each week or so, to the advancement of the craft and the individual.

===> Could be done through Twitter also to a wide group of willing to learn persons... <===

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5 Tips to Avoid a Critical Leadership Mistake

5 Tips to Avoid a Critical Leadership Mistake | Mediocre Me |


5 Tips to Avoid a Critical Leadership Mistake


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John Michel's insight:

As this insightful article shares, one of the most common pitfalls to effectively leading is listening. It's certainly true for about you?


John E. Michel is a widely recognized expert in culture, strategy & individual and organizational change. An accomplished unconventional leader and proven status quo buster, he has successfully led several multi-billion dollar transformation efforts and his award-winning work has been featured in a wide variety of articles and journals, including the Harvard Business Review. You are encouraged to learn more about John at his website,


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Everything I Learned About Servant Leadership

Everything I Learned About Servant Leadership | Mediocre Me |
On March 6 and 7, I attended the World Leaders Conference 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida. This was my second time attending this dynamic conference fo...







- A servant leader serves people.


- A servant leader loves people.


- A servant leader willingly goes the extra mile to serve.


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John Michel's insight:

Three things I have learned about the characteristics of a servant leader are: