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[Feb. 21st, 2007|11:36 pm]
Beemer
I should post something!

Um.

Hmm...

I cooked Indian for dinner last night. I substituted game burger for ground lamb, and it was okay. I think it would have been relatively pedestrian even with lamb. Still, not as complicated as I usually think of Indian being. I should do more of that.

Had a long discussion at lunch today about my experienced with mentoring at work with a guy who's doing a project on it for a class on leadership. (1,2,3... yes! 8 prepositions in that sentence!) I think the whole subject is kind of problematic, because "mentoring" is a very ill-defined term and there are a lot of hurdles to overcome in getting it to happen in an organization. The conclusion I came to is that really, an organization shouldn't focus on mentoring, but should focus on the end results that it generates, and recognize that they can be achieved in a number of different ways.

Personally, I'd much rather have a consultation with a professional from HR who could evaluate my skills and my career path and then give me advice on what to focus on and where to improve to advance my career...
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2007-02-22 04:43 pm (UTC)
Ours don't even know all they need to know about pensions/benefits/whatever. Conveniently, we have actuaries on the faculty here, and so they let us know what's really true...
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