Stewart Cycle https://stewartcycle.com A fictional business demonstrating business concepts and providing guidance Sat, 12 Oct 2013 01:05:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Evernote https://stewartcycle.com/evernote/ Sat, 07 Sep 2013 20:00:24 +0000 https://stewartcycle.com/?p=50 According to it’s creators

Evernote® is a platform for human memory, designed to help individuals remember everything™. We recognize that our community and ecosystem play an integral role in this vision, by developing products and applications that leverage our platform, and evernote_logothere is a need to refer and link to Evernote and our products and services. We identify our products and services with our trademarks, which consist of names, logos, words, characters and colors, a number of which are identified below; we consider these marks to be valuable assets. In order to protect our interests in these marks, we have legal obligations to ensure they are used properly by us and by others in the community.

In The Reluctant Mentor, Phil uses Evernote for his note taking and recording his Mentoring Moment sessions with Roger.

In our opinion, Evernote is a great application for business and personal use and it’s cross platform features make it easy to capture, organize and share information on your computer, tablet, or phone with full synchronization between all.

Please leave a comment below to let us know what you think of Evernote.

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Consulting and Professional Services Radio https://stewartcycle.com/consulting-podcast/ Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:00:14 +0000 https://stewartcycle.com/?p=43 This podcast program is based in the writings of Lew Sauder, author of  Consulting 101: 101 Tips c101_coverfor Success in Consulting. I was so impressed with this book and the way Lew guides new and experienced Consultants and Service Professionals through story’s, anecdotes and hard facts, that I approached Lew to narrate the book and produce it in Audiobook format.

Click here to visit Consulting and Professional Services Radio.

By the time this podcast goes live the book should be available on Amazon, Audible.com and iTunes as a printed, ebook and audiobook.

On completion of the audiobook and with a collection of other material available, Lew and I decided to produce a podcast program to share information and build a community of Consultants and other Business Service Professionals. We invite you to listen, contribute and engage through CPSRadio.com and we welcome guests on the show so please, make contact and we hope we can talk to you on a future episode.

 

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In this first episode, I talk to Lew about the book, his motivation for writing Consulting 101 and who is the primary audience. Here’s some of the questions Lew addressed:

  1. Lets start with the Book – How did you come to see a need for Consulting 101? – Was it mostly from the lack of early knowledge in your career or observations of others?
  2. Who will benefit from  information in the book? New Consultants and Professionals or Experienced Professionals?
  3. Will this apply to all situations of consulting? Engineering, Business, Accounting etc?
    1. Explore other professions – Law, Retail…
  4. What are some of the key areas where people error when starting out in consulting?
  5. What is the biggest blunder you, or someone you knew has made?
  6. The book includes quite a few ‘Case Studies’ – How did you come up with and recall the story’s and tips to use in the book?
  7. I assume the names have been changed to protect the innocent…. as well as the guilty, but how close are these anecdotes to ‘real life’?

Join us next week and Lew and I will bring you a discussion on Fears of Consulting. If you would like to participate in future programs, please contact us via the link on CPSRadio.com or call the feedback line and leave a voice message.

– Jeff Porter

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Finding it difficult to make progress in small business? https://stewartcycle.com/finding-it-difficult-to-make-progress-in-small-business/ Sat, 07 Sep 2013 18:16:50 +0000 https://stewartcycle.com/?p=38 Multi-Generational Mentoring helps small businesses gain leverage on their competitors by engaging the experience of maturity and the knowledge and energy of youth.ID-10050829

The Reluctant Mentor, a book by Lew Sauder and Jeff Porter explores how Baby Boomers and Millenials, particularly Generation Y and to a lesser degree Generation X can mentor each other in the modern workplace.

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The Reluctant Mentor https://stewartcycle.com/the-reluctant-mentor/ Sat, 07 Sep 2013 17:47:55 +0000 https://stewartcycle.com/?p=27 In this fictional account of Stewart  Bicycle Manufacturing, Lew Sauder and Jeff Porter explore the working relationship between a successful baby boomer business owner and his Generation Y employee.

A self-made man, Roger created his mountain biking business without the help of social networking and only a very basic web presence. Phil, a recent college graduate, has grown up with the Internet and all its related technologies his whole life. Roger doesn’t understand the point of “fads” such as Facebook and Twitter accounts; Phil doesn’t understand why Roger doesn’t want to do more to advance his business into the twenty-first century. coming_soon

Roger assumes he can mentor Phil on the finer points of budgets and spreadsheets but is surprised to learn that Phil can mentor him on a few things as well.

The Reluctant Mentor will be available for sale soon – For pre-release notification and a chance to be featured on one of our podcast episodes, register now at The ReluctantMentor.com

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Tired of battling in the Workplace? – Leverage Multi-Generational Mentoring https://stewartcycle.com/leverage/ Sat, 07 Sep 2013 16:58:15 +0000 https://stewartcycle.com/?p=25 The Reluctant Mentor  – A book by Lew Sauder and Jeff Porter

In this fictional account of Stewart  Bicycle Manufacturing, Sauder and Porter explore the coming_soonworking relationship between a successful baby boomer business owner and his Generation Y employee. A self-made man, Roger created his mountain biking business without the help of social networking. Phil, a recent college graduate, has grown up with the Internet and all its related technologies his whole life. Roger assumes he can mentor Phil on the finer points of budgets and spreadsheets but is surprised to learn that Phil can mentor him on a few things as well.

The traditional approach to mentoring was for the more-experienced workers to mentor the younger, greener workers, handing their knowledge down to the next generation. However, the current young generation, Generation Y, is much more unique than their preceding generations due to recent technological developments and have different experiences to share with their older managers. The term many people use for this concept is reverse mentoring, but Sauder and Porter believe the optimal solution is multi-generational mentoring–each generation sharing knowledge with the other for better leadership development, better intergenerational relationships, higher employee retention rates, and higher organizational-wide knowledge of technology.

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Multi-Generational Mentoring – Good Reads https://stewartcycle.com/reading/ Sat, 07 Sep 2013 16:28:46 +0000 https://stewartcycle.com/?p=12 Reading in the field – Mentoring the Modern WorkplaceID-10047254

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