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Where are the mentors?

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at November 18, 2013
Where Are the Mentors?             We want to believe that genius and skill are natural, but the truth is that they are dependent on discipline and training far more than on raw talent alone.  Any of us who admire an elegant surgeon or an astute clinician or a sensitive counselor will instinctively agree that they engaged in the thoughtful preparation and intentional investment of time, yet we expect teaching and mentoring to happen ... Read More »

The Differences Between Coaching, Discipling, and Mentoring

Posted by Kristy Tarrant at November 15, 2013
The Differences Between Coaching, Mentoring & Discipling – Michael McLaughlin Coaching carries familiarity and power because the world of sports is ubiquitous. In athletics, a coach typically has played the sport in view, and therefore possesses a databank and history that qualifies him to teach. There is clearly an implied transfer of knowledge or technique from coach to player. My favorite coaching analogy features parents training their teens. When their children are young, paren... Read More »