LEADER'SIPS' - 3 REASONS TO BE A MENTOR
I don't care how old you are or where you are in your career cycle. You have the ability to mentor someone. And here's what you'll GET while you're GIVING.
- •It makes you a better leaderAs a mentor, you learn the delicate balancing act of keeping an open mind, asking pertinent questions, and remaining objective. Plus, when you teach someone, you truly become a master on that subject. You not only reinforce valuable leadership lessons, but you also question and refine your own thinking and approaches.
- •It will keep you currentYou've been through and mastered much, but a new generation is coming behind you. Simply asking your protege to select your meeting place will likely open your eyes to a new experience. My protégés are valuable sources of inspiration and information to a world I would otherwise not necessarily access. Their fresh perspective and infectious enthusiasm is energizing and enlightening.
- •What goes around comes aroundThere will come a time when the student surpasses the teacher. As I transition into consulting, those to whom I've given my time and talent are remembering the favor and bringing me into their organizations.