3 ways mentors can mold you

first_img 87SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Details Kids have lots to learn about life, so it’s not surprising that many people list their parents as key mentors. I certainly do.When I had to give my first presentation in school, my dad gave me some sage advice about public speaking. This was advice he tested every Sunday when he delivered the sermon to his congregation in a large church in Chicago: 1) Stand up to be seen. 2) Speak up to be heard. 3) Sit down to be appreciated. That is something that has influenced me. I try to be conscious of people’s time and attention span, and to the context of what I’m saying. When it comes to making a presentation, I get up, communicate and sit down.As I take the helm at CUES, I’ve been reflecting a lot on mentors and the role they play in our mission to develop talent in the credit union movement. I see three key ways that mentors can help other people progress professionally and personally. Here they are, with more examples from my personal experience.Mentors help build knowledge base. My first mentors in business were the board members at the Chicago credit union where I had a high school internship. A senior, I was just a kid who was good at math. The board members’ willingness to have me apply that talent for the credit union drove me to learn more about income statements, transactions, cash flow, benefits of membership, and how share accounts and loans work. The experience opened a door to walk though: I credit these mentors with pointing me toward a career in business, with supporting what I wanted to do in life.Mentors help expand network and influence. After getting my MBA, I worked for Procter & Gamble, a huge organization composed of highly competitive personalities. One of my mentors there—then President/Chief Operating Officer Durk Jager—helped me better understand the people aspect of business. He said you could have great technical mastery, analytical skill, and strategic thinking skills but, at the end of the day, in order to get anything done, people are going to have to work with you. Working really well with others is the only way you’ll be able make the transition from individual contributor to leader, Jager taught me. Other mentors in my career have helped me add key people to my professional network.Mentors help identify the forest when it’s lost in the trees. I am a very focused and driven individual. That’s a double-edged sword. When you have these qualities, you can focus so much on opportunity or challenge that you can lose perspective on the situations you encounter. You need someone to provide objectivity and help pull you back out of the details. A teacher by training and an amazing professional, Dave Serlo of PSCU taught me to take a step back and look at any situation I was confronting, to see how it came into being, to understand the fuller context and gain perspective on how to move forward.CUES is an organization chock full of people that could be your next—and most valuable—mentor. When you do things like become a CUES member, attend CUES meetings, participate in the CUES Net listserv, or even comment on a CUES Skybox blog post or Credit Union Management magazine article, you might get great mentoring counsel from your peers in the process.I want to end by saying that there’s a fallacy that you reach a certain point in your career and you don’t need mentors anymore. That’s not true. You can never have enough mentors, and they can always help. I’m establishing new mentor relationships today. Maybe with you. If you have feedback on CUES or its offerings, I’d love to hear your thoughts.last_img read more

Tallebudgera Valley “piece of paradise” hits the market

first_imgThere’s no shortageof space in this Tallebudgera Valley house.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe single-level house features an open-plan design with the interior living areas flowing out to the alfresco pavilion overlooking the pool. The property features 100m of creek frontage and plenty of visiting wildlife. “We’ve got seven grandkids and when the come over they love playing on the gokarts or pushbikes up the driveway or swimming and fishing in the creek. 761 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley is going to auction on August 9.IT’S peaceful, luxurious and there’s plenty of space.Welcome to Billeroy — a sprawling acreage retreat nestled in the beautiful Tallebudgera Valley. Maree and Ted Bagnall swapped their beachfront home in Wonbarra, a seaside suburb of Wollongong, for a 3.64ha “piece of paradise” in 2002. Cook up a feast here. ON THE MARKET: 761 TALLEBUDGERA RD, TALLEBUDGERA VALLEY Agent: Katrina Walsh, Harcourts CoastalFeatures: Pool, media room, fenced paddocks, separate self-contained accommodation, two sheds, water tanksArea: 3.64haAuction: August 9, 11am, Harcourts in-rooms, 16 Queensland Ave, BroadbeachInspections: Saturday and Sunday, 12.30 to 1pm Relax in the pool.“It’s a lovely environment for kids. “We also have a family of kangaroos that have been with us as long as we’ve been here and well over 150 birds,” she said.And Mrs Bagnall said the starry nights were a standout feature. “Sitting by the firepit and looking up at the stars, there’s no stree lights so the view is just unbelievable,” she said. “It really is so beautiful.” Welcome home — 761 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley.“When we retired this was our project and so we put our heart and soul into it,” Mrs Bagnall said. “It was the best change and we have thoroughly loved living here.”The pair had the home designed so there was a view from every room of the five-bedroom house. “Each room you look out and see a paddock or a nice private garden,” she said. “You feel very connected to the whole property.”last_img read more

Gold Coast property snapped up after less than 24 hours on the market

first_imgThe Isetta Court property, within the Coomera Retreat estate was built by Edko Builders as the builder’s own home. “After the builder built this home he decided he wants to be on the water so now he is building a house on the canal,” Mr Juresic said. “In real estate when you have a good product, it is easy to sell.” Designer pendant lighting, stone benchtops imported from Europe, a cinema, pool and opulent main bedroom that occupies the entire second floor and features a spa, private deck and large walk-in wardrobe were some of the highlights.“The buyers have moved to Australia from Japan, they are a very lovely couple and wanted to be between Brisbane and the Gold Coast,” he said. “The biggest selling point of the home was the way it feels inside the house. The open-plan living was what sold them and also the privacy as it sits on the end of a cul-de-sac. “It’s a really modern home and the layout internally is spectacular.” A modern mansion at 25 Isetta Court, Upper Coomera, sold within 24 hours of hitting the market. Picture: Image Array PhotographyA MILLION-dollar property in one of the Gold Coast’s cheapest suburbs has been snapped up within 24 hours of hitting the market. The luxury, near-new house in Upper Coomera sold for $1.25 million in a lightning-quick deal. A couple moving from Asia secured the keys to the four-bedroom home at 25 Isetta Court. MORE NEWS: Live where famous tennis players have trained MORE NEWS: Bold features make real estate royalty’s home stand out It sold for $1.25 million. Picture: Image Array PhotographyNGU agent Emil Juresic, who penned the deal alongside Nhan Tran, said every aspect of the property’s sale moved fast. “We met the seller on Friday for the first time, on Sunday we did the photos, Tuesday we put the property live to the market on realestate.com.au and on Wednesday it sold,” he said. “We had two buyers fighting for the property, both parties were madly in love and we received two strong offers. “This is a very high result for Upper Coomera.” The luxury house is in one of the Gold Coast’s cheapest suburbs. Picture: Image Array Photography Buyers from Japan secured the keys. Picture: Image Array PhotographyThe suburb has one of the Gold Coast’s most affordable median house prices, but the impressive sale price was not high enough to set a suburb record. Upper Coomera’s residential price record was set earlier this year with the $1.4 million sale of 46 Glenview Rd in May. Four million-dollar sales have been inked in the suburb this year. The sales include a $1.3 million deal for 19 Oystercatcher Court earlier this month and 625 Reserve Rd, which fetched $1.325 million in August. Upper Coomera has a $485,000 median house price, which has jumped 7.8 per cent in the past three years, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. Unit prices have dropped by 8 per cent in the same time frame to a $330,000 median. It’s the Gold Coast’s seventh cheapest suburb to buy a house and unit based on median prices.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The sale is one of four million-dollar deals inked in Upper Coomera this year. Picture: Image Array Photography Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:27Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy Spring 2019 is a good time to sell01:27last_img read more

Volleyball: Iowa, No. 6 Nebraska lie in front of undefeated home stretch

first_imgThe No. 5 Wisconsin volleyball team (19-5, 15-1 Big Ten) faces the Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 6 Nebraska Cornhuskers to close out a successful Big Ten run at home. The Hawkeyes (9-18, 3-13) enter the University of Wisconsin Field House on Senior Night on the heels of a six-game losing streak. Five of those six losses came against ranked opponents. Their schedule won’t get easier as they face back-to-back road contests against the Badgers and the No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers.Volleyball: Badgers retake Big Ten lead with victories over Minnesota, Michigan StateThe No. 5 University of Wisconsin volleyball team (19-5, 15-1 Big Ten) took care of both No. 7 Minnesota and Read…Iowa boasts a solid offensive attack, but massive holes on the defensive end. They rank last in the Big Ten in opponent’s hitting percentage and blocks per set. That could spell disaster for the Hawkeyes as the Badgers are the best offensive team in the Big Ten. The matchup between Iowa’s offense and the Badger defense could be key. UW has held 10 of their last 11 opponents to a sub-.200 hitting percentage. Outside hitter Meghan Buzzerio leads the Hawkeye offense with 3.97 kills per set. Wisconsin’s offense has had some suspect performances in the last few matches, but a tune-up against the lowly Hawkeye defense could be useful before their monumental match against the Cornhuskers on Sunday. Junior outside hitter Molly Haggerty carried the offense last week to the tune of a Big Ten Player of the Week award — an award Haggerty hasn’t earned since her impressive freshman campaign. Volleyball: 3 surprising boosts to No. 7 BadgersA season ago, the Wisconsin volleyball team reached the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament before their neighbor to the Read…The Cornhuskers (22-3, 14-2) have an opportunity to tie the Badgers atop the Big Ten standings with a pair of wins this weekend. Unfortunately, they also face Minnesota and Wisconsin on the road this weekend. The Badgers swept Nebraska in Lincoln earlier this year, delivering the then-No. 2 Cornhuskers their first home sweep since 2014. UW’s attack from their middles confounded the Cornhusker defense. Wisconsin middle blockers Danielle Hart and Dana Rettke combined for 20 kills and a .572 hitting percentage. If the Cornhuskers over-adjust to the middles, Haggerty could turn in another key performance. Wisconsin’s defense will need to improve from that sweep as well. Nebraska hit .336 in that contest with little push back from the Badger defense. It was the first time Nebraska’s head coach John Cook had lost a match when his team hit above .300. Volleyball: Badgers look to extend historic Big Ten runThe No. 4 Wisconsin volleyball team (16-4, 12-0 Big Ten) remains on the road to face The Ohio State University Read…Outside hitters Lexi Sun and Jazz Sweet plagued the Badgers, so expect to see a defense designed to stop the impressive Nebraska outsides. If the Badgers win their next three games, they will win themselves their first Big Ten championship since 2014. They currently have the second-most Big Ten championships behind Penn State.last_img read more

Joy Sports half year sporting review: Jan-June 2015

first_imgCricket Cricket was big on the news agenda in the first quarter. This time the attention was not on its spiritual home, Lords, but in New Zealand and Australia who co-hosted the World Cup. All of Cricket’s royalty was there from defending champions India to originators of the game England.  The surprise package for the tournament was Afghanistan who recorded their first ever World Cup victory over Scotland.  –Follow #JoySports on Twitter: @Joy997FM The first six months of the year have been very eventful in the world of sports. A number of tournaments took place and champions were crowned.In this report, Joy Sports’ Kwasi Gyamfi has highlighted the major sporting events in the first half of 2015.BoxingBoxing’s most anticipated bout finally came off on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The match billed as the “Fight of the Century” saw America’s Floyd Mayweather Jr., beat his fiercest rival Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines by unanimous decision. After the match, Pac Man revealed that he went into the game with a shoulder injury, a claim Floyd has dismissed. Mayweather has since been stripped off that title.  FootballFootball saw some exciting results on the various leagues, continental tournaments and world cups. The spotlight was not only on the pitch but in its administrative board rooms.In Europe, Chelsea, Celtic, Barcelona, Juventus, PSG, Bayern Munich and Benfica were the big winners in the domestic leagues. Barcelona went on to win the UEFA Champions league final in a thrilling 3-1 against Juventus while Sevilla got a historic fourth Europa League title.Tiny Equatorial Guinea proved that it could indeed stage an entire tournament given less than three months after Morocco pull out because of fears about ebola. Apart from the disturbing fan violence at the semi-final between the host and Ghana, everything seemed to have gone well. The final between Ghana and Ivory Coast was destined to be one for the history books as neither said had not won a title in over 20 years. The Stars failed to shine that day as the Elephants trampled their way to victory in penalty shoot outs. Once again, Ghana lost a big game on penalties.FIFA was busy on and off the pitch. In Zurich, the FBI displayed a carefully choreographed Hollywood-style arrest of 8 prominent football stakeholders just a few days ahead of the FIFA Congress.The Americans have indicted FIFA, its head Sepp Blatter and other officials in a corruption investigation. Little did we know South Africa 2010 could potentially have been secured on the back of a $ 10 million bribe which found its way into the accounts of Jack Warner; FIFA’s former Vice President.Days after winning the congress, Blatter announced that he would resign. It doesn’t look like this drama will end in the first half of 2015. In my unsolicited opinion, you don’t need to pay a bribe when you have Mandela as part of your bid against Gadhafi. The various world cups were hosted two countries on the opposite side of the global. New Zealand hosted the U-20 World Cup while in Canada, the Women’s World Cup kicked off in mid-June.TennisThe world of tennis also proved it could capture imaginations. The first major grand slam got off in the Australian summer where Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic emerged victorious.At Roland Garros, Williams once again proved she has got all it takes at 33 to be champion while Stan Wawrinka stunned world number one Djokovic in the men’s finals. The various masters events also went in Rome, Monte Carlo and Miami which were all won by Djokovic. The prestigious Wimbledon championships kicked off in late June and will continue through to mid-July.BasketballThe NBA is never lacks action. The Cleveland Cavaliers faced the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals. The fairytale reunion of LeBron James with the Cavaliers did not have a happy ending as the Steph Curry-led Warrior snatched the title home to San Francisco Bay. The thrilling 6 game final saw the Western Conference emerge winners beating the Cavs 4 games to 2.last_img read more


first_imgAfter much anticipation the North West Garden Show 2012 is finally here and will take place this weekend, May 26th and 27th, on the grounds of Castlefinn Partnership Complex, Castelfinn.On the back of two tremendously successful events in 2010 and 2011, which has generated an estimated €3.5million to the local economy, this year’s show is projected to be bigger and better and with a raft of new features is expected to draw in gardening enthusiasts from far and wide.Speaking ahead of the weekend Event Director Michael Carlin said “With the weather forecast looking bright and the excitement mounting we are all geared up to bring you our best North West Garden Show yet. So get your gardening gloves on and come along to what is expected to be a great weekend of all things green” The weekend’s events will commence with the crowning of the Northwest Garden Rose in the Villa Rose, Ballybofey on Friday May 25th at 8pm. Entertaining the crowds will be MC TV3’s Noel Cunningham and live music by local band Flipside. Tickets are €15 and available from the Villa Rose Hotel; from main sponsors McElhinney’s Department Store and from event organisers the CPI Complex, Castelfin.Multi-award winning landscape architect Tim Austin will open the show at the Outdoor Stage at 11.00am on Saturday May 26th, he will host seminars at 1.00pm and 4.15pm on how to create a garden masterpiece, with landscape architect Marcus Flannery sharing top tips and expert advice at 3.00pmMeanwhile 2011 TV3’s Irish Apprentice Candidate, brand ambassador for Chic Wedding Magazine & RSVP media and one of Ireland’s most fashionable women, Sandra Murphy, will be taking to the stage in the Flower Pavilion and Fashion Arena on Saturday to host three live heats (at 11.15am; 1.15am; 3.15pm) and a live grand final (5.15pm) of the innovative new Trash ‘n’ Fashion feature, new to this year’s show.There will be a variety of flower arranging demonstrations taking place between the Trash ‘n’ Fashion catwalk heats, at 12.15pm, by Bernie Jackson; 2.15pm by Michael Doherty and 4.15pm by John Paul, of John Paul Florists Derry. Ireland’s first Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott will be firing up the grill at the Cookery School Live from 12.15pm on Saturday whetting your appetite with the first of many savoury cookery demonstrations from both Brian and fellow award winning chef Ian Orr.There will also be a host of sessions and seminars including meet the producer, growing you own food, cooking with herbs, chef butcher demonstrations and ask the expert sessions until 5.00pm. Not to worry if you miss Saturday’s sessions as the cookery school will go live at 12.15pm to 5.00pm again on SundayLive wood turning demonstrations by Conal McGinley will take place from 2pm on Saturday as well as live pottery demonstrations by Liam Louge in the Craft Fayre Marquee and live tree pruning by tree surgeon Colin Farrell throughout both days. Fashion shows will also be broadcast live on the big screen throughout the weekend and gardening expert, author and TV personality Diarmuid Gavin will unveil details of an exclusive Irish Garden for the White House over the two day eventFashionista Sandra Murphy will return to the stage in the Flower Pavilion and Fashion Arena on Sunday to host two exclusive fashion shows by Ireland’s store of the year McElhinneys’ of Ballybofey at 1.30pm and 3.30pm. The team at John Paul Florists will also return to host live flower arranging demonstrations at 12.15pm; 2.15pm and 4.15pm on SundayThe Happy Drummers will be performing live on the Outdoor Stage throughout Sunday, later followed by African Drumming with Ronan McKee and the children of St. Mary’s National School Castlefinn at 3.00pm. Plus get top tips from Tim Austin’s talks at 12.15pm and 4.15pm as well as from Marcus Flannery who will return to the stage at 12.45pm. Winners from the array of competitions; challenges and draws will be announced at a prize giving at 5.30pm on the Outdoor Stage to wrap up a great weekend of all things gardening With sun the predicted to shine, and so much to look forward to it will be a weekend not to be missed. For more information and for a full programme of events logon to www.northwestgardenshow.ie or follow us on FacebookWe look forward to seeing you there!NORTH WEST GARDEN SHOW IN CASTLEFIN TO ATTRACT HUGE CROWDS THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:castlefinnorth west garden showlast_img read more

Hittner Scores 37 Points In Loss To Missouri State

first_img Full Schedule Roster Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines ESPN3 Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought contest to Missouri State, 85-79, Friday night at the Knapp Center. The loss was the Bulldogs’ first Missouri Valley Conference loss of the season and snapped the Bulldogs’ 47-game conference winning streak that began more than two years ago.Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) had a career night despite the loss with a career-high 37 points on 12-of-23 shooting. She also added eight rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks. Her previous best of 32 came in December’s home matchup with No. 15 Iowa.Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.)  added 16 points and a team-high 10 rebounds to notch her eighth double-double of the season. Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) added six rebounds and a team-best six assists for Drake (15-5, 7-1 MVC).Missouri State (12-7, 8-0 MVC) moved into first place in the MVC standings behind 21 points and 10 rebounds from Danielle Gitzen and 15 points off the bench by Dariauna Lewis.Drake came out firing in the second half, hitting six of its first seven shots to take an eight-point lead. Drake stretched the lead to as many as 10 points in the first four minutes of the quarter until a 9-2 MSU run trimmed the advantage to just three points, 50-47, with four minutes left in the quarter.However, Rhine and Hittner took over the remainder of the third quarter as the pair scored all of Drake’s final 10 points of the quarter to give the team a 63-53 lead going into the fourth quarter. Rhine and Hittner ended up combining for 24 of the Bulldogs’ 30 third-quarter points. The Bears answered again and scored eight-straight points to start the fourth quarter before eventually taking their third lead of the game less than three minutes into the quarter. The Bears would not relinquish that lead, but with 4:48 left to play, Hittner converted an and-one to make it a one-possession game. However, Missouri State rattled off six-straight points to build a buffer before Drake made one final push to claw back within three points with less than a minute remaining. The Bears made seven of their first eight free throws in the final minute to thwart any hopes of a Drake comeback and earn the rare win in the Knapp Center.Drake is back in action Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. against Southern Illinois in the Knapp Center. Photos Box Score (PDF) Watch Live Story Links Next Game: SIU 2/3/2019 – 2 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more