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Professional & Spiritual Readings to Enhance the Effectiveness of CU New York Mentors


1. The Importance of Networks

To Change the World, James Davison Hunter, Chapter 4 (especially pp 36-38)
Tips For Building Stronger Networks
How Leaders Create And Use Networks

2. Communication – Verbal and Written

Elements of Great Communication
Verbal Communication Skills
Written Communication Skills
Stories as Communication

3. Managing Up

• What It Means To "Manage Up"
   - Harvard Business Review
   - Wall Street Journal
Communications Involved In Managing Up
Managing Up In The Workplace

4. Problem Solving

Problem Solving Process
Nine Steps To Problem Solving
Building a problem-solving culture that lasts

5. Career Planning

Connecting To Other Key Leaders
Leaning In To Power

6. Mentor's Choice



1. Daily Devotions – the how and why
Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else. – Charles Spurgeon

Basics On Why Have Devotions
Avoiding God

2. Community
Questions can make hermits out of us, driving us into hiding. Yet the cave has no answers. Christ distributes courage through community; he dissipates doubts through fellowship. He never deposits all knowledge in one person but distributes pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to many. When you interlock your understanding with mine, and we share our discoveries, when we mix, mingle, confess and pray, Christ speaks. – Max Lucado

Building Healthy Relationships
Redemptive Community 
Life Together, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

3. Stewardship
Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already. – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Principles Of Stewardship
Bible References
Law or Grace?

4. Integrating Faith & Work
The greatest tool God has given you to impact the world: your work. – Institute for Faith, Work and Economics

A Biblical View of Work 
Faithful Presence at Work 
Rediscovering The Biblical Doctrine Of Work
Calling and Presence 

5. Public Square
People fulfill their individual and collective destiny in the art, music, literature, commerce, law and scholarship they cultivate, the relationships they build, and in the institutions they develop...as they reflect the good of God and his designs for flourishing. – James Davison Hunter

The Kingdom Story
A Posture of Public Faith 
The Gospel of New Life 

6. Mentor's Choice

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