When Needs Become Expectations

Published April 24th, 2018 in Blog, Leadership, Mentoring

It’s fascinating to see the next generations stepping into the workplace and marketplace. While we tend to focus on the differences between the generations. I am finding so much common ground. We are more alike than we may realize. As I study the trends, I understand the new generations want to collaborate, make a meaningful […]


A Chance to Touch Forever

Published October 4th, 2010 in Blog, Mentoring, Motivation

May 2011: An exciting update to this post. Dr. Peter Wu, featured in the story below is named SAMPE fellow. This is an honor only three other scientists around the world will receive this year. Congratulations Dr. Wu, you indeed touch humanity and change the world. Your story is still inspiring me. Last week was […]


What difference can a mentor make?

Published February 12th, 2009 in Blog, Mentoring, Ready Set Grow!

I heard a mentoring story this week. Actually it was a story that ended badly for everyone. I call it a mentoring story because it’s a perfect example of mentoring that didn’t happen, but would have made all the difference. A bright young woman with great potential was climbing the career ladder two steps at […]


More from the Mailbag

Published April 15th, 2008 in Blog, Mentoring, Motivation

As I’d mentioned earlier this week, we’ve been receiving a lot of “Ask Dondi” emails every day. This week we’re going to tackle some of them. Don’t forget, if you have submitted an “Ask Dondi” question, watch for the question and the answer here. Thank you for keeping the lines of communication open and for […]


The Importance of Mentoring

Published February 12th, 2008 in Blog, Designed for Success, Mentoring

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on Designed for Success. The response to the interview with John Hagee has been remarkable. What an honor it was to be with Pastor Hagee on the set of John Hagee Today, airing around the world. If you missed the two-day interview, it will air again next week, February […]



Published January 3rd, 2008 in Blog, Designed for Success, Mentoring, Motivation

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if life came with a personal navigation system? I love the idea of a friendly voice saying, “Prepare to turn ahead.” If you missed an opportunity or made a career-limiting move the (ever-so-friendly) voice would say, “Recalculating route” or “prepare to turn”. Imagine hearing the words, “You have arrived!”  I love […]