Leadership Lesson: Don’t forgo any part of your personal efficiency and strength, or that of your team or organization, by ignoring the importance of mentorship.
Mentoring is a powerful tool and experience. Both the mentor and the mentee can gain from the relationship, with each side walking away more refined and better prepared for having partaken in, and extracted advantages from, the relationship.
In order to avoid its underestimation, the mentoring relationship should not be seen as an arrangement in which the mentee and mentor are assigned and the mentee is merely learning and gaining new information from the mentor. There’s more to it than that.
Through mentoring, there is not only a transfer of knowledge regarding the environment from one…