My buddy, Ross Roxburgh https://www.rossroxburghconsulting.com sent me this e-mail. I print it with his permission.
“I remember once, while at Deloitte, that a number of more experienced partners were recruited to be mentors for newer partners.. . . At the close of the orientation session, we had agreed on the principles of the program and the key behaviors we would model in working with the newer partners. Then we were asked to step up to the working charts, and sign our names to them. I remember those moments as being very powerful, when faced with putting your name – ‘your word of honor’ – to a set of commitments.. . .Your note brought the power of that experience back to me very clearly, even though it was fifteen or so years ago!”