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'Have you met my protege?'
'Having done the mentoring skills questionnaire I think I need a mentor to mentor me in improving my mentoring.'
'Mentoring requires many sophisticates qualities and skills...'
'Norman, mentoring is not about making everybody else the same as you.'
'The best advice I can give, to a young teacher, is to realize that students will probably forget most of what you say but not how it made them feel.'
'When life serves you lemons, make lemonade, then calculate your fixed and variable costs and add a reasonable markup in order to create a profit.'
'Forget everything I told you about flying.'
'Nobody showed me what to do, so why do they expect me to do something?'
'Never get your story too straight: they may hold you to it.'
'Job done son, a few corners slightly out of true but the customer will never notice.'
'Actually, I've found 90% of success isn't showing up, it's shutting up.'
'You mean I have to MENTOR, too?'
'What's the hardest thing about playing bowls?'
'It's okay to make mistakes as long as you blame them on someone else.'
'Never employ really bright people - they'll all be after your job. . .'
'You should be able to survive most partnership meetings but I think you need to work on your speed and mobility for quick exits.'
'Remember, son, don't believe any thing you hear and only half of what you see.'
'My son decided to join the firm. You have six months to shape him into executive timber.'
'...never take anything for granite!'
'The best advice I can give to a new teacher is to be firm and kind and remember to always unwind.'
'My advice to a first year teacher is to teach from the heart, not only from the book.'
'Look at that concentration I hope I'm not intimidating her too much.'
Mentors guide you through the maze.
'Okay, now I'll show you how to 'drag and drop'.'
'I think you may be exaggerating the personal safety issues involved in mentoring just a little.'