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Mentoring 101

Mentoring 101 Mentorship is vital whether you are a young professional just starting out, or a seasoned veteran in your field. Maintain a variety of mentoring relationships to boost your professional competencies.  Look specifically for these three types… A person who is older/wiser: someone who has more expertise than you because of their past experiences  […]

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The Potential of a Seed

The Potential of a Seed By Kim Hoskins One of the most enjoyable experiences of Rob’s and my life has been to go back together to visit the places where we both grew up. For Rob it’s the Middle East and France; and for me it’s Central and South America. It is fascinating to relive […]

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Dream Again

Dream Again When the clock struck midnight New Year’s Eve, it felt like society let out a collective sigh of relief. We left 2020 behind. While that doesn’t mean there will be an absence of roadblocks in the days ahead, it gives us a fresh start — space to dream again.  2020 was nothing like […]

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Accelerate

Accelerate Sometimes progress looks like inching along, when it’s an uphill climb to go anywhere. In other seasons, we’re trekking up the mountain full speed. OneHope is in a season of acceleration, with a goal to add value to the lives of 135 million children and youth in 2021.  How did we go from one […]

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The Gifts of 2020: Part 2

The Gifts of 2020: Part 2 As my reflections on 2020 moved from personal to professional, I recognized values took on a new meaning. We are metaphorically squeezed during challenging times, and what’s inside comes out. The pandemic amplified the values of others, either negative or positive. Leaders reacted based on their true values.  I’m […]

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The Gifts of 2020: Part 1

The Gifts of 2020: Part 1 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in recent history. Many people started out the year filled with optimism, but circumstances quickly spiraled into a season riddled with uncertainty and obstacles—some we’re still facing. Acknowledging the difficulties of 2020, my wife Kim and I began noticing the […]

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Change Your World

Change Your World Perhaps you’ve heard that next month is the release of a new book I had the honor to write with John C. Maxwell: Change Your World: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make A Difference. In this book, John and I share practical advice for initiating positive change in your sphere of influence. John […]

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Advice as to Advertising

Advice as to Advertising The goal of mentoring isn’t to gain the gratitude of your mentees or kudos of your peers. Gratitude is a natural by-product for a job well done. Kudos are wrapped in your mentee’s success. Leonard Bernstein’s letter to his mentor Serge Koussevitzky, the famous Russian-born conductor, composer, and Boston Symphony Orchestra […]

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From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up Mentoring is important at every level of an organization. It should be folded in from day one to day done. Not only should experienced leaders guide young persons freshly entering the workforce, but seasoned leaders should also actively engage in expanding their education from reverse mentoring experiences.  Reverse mentoring pairs experienced […]

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Whether or Not You are Doing It

Whether or Not You are Doing It A budding pianist approached Leonard Bernstein and begged the famous conductor to mentor him.  The brilliant Mr. Bernstein responded, “Tell me what you want to do and I will tell you whether or not you are doing it.”  Only a master can offer that gift.  More likely than […]

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Staying Thankful

Today’s post is from my beautiful wife and best friend, Kim D. Hoskins. Kim, I’m so thankful for you and our life together – Rob Staying Thankful Thanksgiving always serves as a reminder to pause and reflect on the goodness of the Lord. While 2020 has undoubtedly been filled with change, what Rob and I are […]

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Rise from the Ashes

Rise from the Ashes COVID-19 has been a wake-up call. It’s forced us to justify, verify, and ratify the validity, necessity, and relevance of our work. My dad has initiated more successful and transformative enterprises in his lifetime than I can even begin to count. A gentleman in awe of Dad’s Midas touch once asked […]

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