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



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...

[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-02-22 10:30 pm (UTC)
BTW: I read today on Joel on Software that you are ambitious and smart, to which I say, go you!
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[User Picture]From: nehrlich
2007-02-22 11:05 pm (UTC)
Not that he, y'know, mentioned me or my compatriot by name, or gave us any credit whatsoever - we just happen to implement his brilliant self-designed system. It's all a confidence game to get people to take a job that's way below their capabilities, and continue to suck it up doing annoying jobs that have to be done that he doesn't want to deal with. But he's paying my tuition for a program that is beneficial, so I'll stick it out another year.
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