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Managers as Mentors, 3rd Edition by Marshall Goldsmith, Chip R. Bell

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22“If You Want Something to Grow, Pour Champagne on It!”

 

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.

Eugene S. Wilson

What do Clint Eastwood in the movie Million Dollar Baby, Tom Cruise in Jerry McGuire, Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side, and Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans have in common? They are all characters who supported and sought the best in others, even in their darkest hours. Growing champions isn’t necessarily about applause, cheers, or approval. All of those actions may be present, but championing makes someone feel treasured, not just appreciated. They use the philosophy first espoused by Carol Lavin Bernick, ...

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