Tag: phatic

General, Mentoring Helps

Mentoring Principles 102-Authentic

Just be real.  I like to think of this as no masks.  Masks are what we wear around people when we don’t want them to see our true self.  Again, without the phatic conversations, (refer to Mentoring Principles 101 post), we will have a hard time becoming authentic and transparent […]

Mentoring Helps

Mentoring Principles 101

This is the first of several posts related to principles in mentoring. They are excerpts of David Riffel’s upcoming book, Mentoring Warriors: Coming Alongside Young Men 18-30. When it comes to mentoring, I am less about programs and more about the organic way that mentoring relationships form. There is no […]