The Value of Mentorship
Do you know the value of a mentor? There are benefits to mentorship on both sides. No one should feel that they are going through things alone. It doesn’t matter how successful you are, you still need a mentor, someone to show you innovative ways of doing things and understanding the bigger perspective.
Mentoring allows us to accurately evaluate our skills, to see our blind spots and to determine a plan for improvement. And isn’t that a worthy goal for both our professional and our personal endeavors?
There are 6 traits of an effective mentor:
1. Willingness to assume leadership.
3. Successful in the company.
4. Supports the company’s goals, culture and policies.
5. Willing to provide regular feedback.
6. Knowledgeable about learning resources within and outside the company.
Whatever your responsibilities, you can learn from those with more experience. If you’re in a new job, you can learn from the people who have been there a while. If you’re in a leadership role, you can get valuable advice from seasoned leaders. Even if you’re a parent, you can get input from other parents who have learned from their own experience. Mentoring is valuable for both professional and personal development.
Whether you work alone or on a team, we all need someone we can trust and rely on to help make our lives better. If you are looking for a personal coach, contact me today.