Mentoring is one of the most powerful and effective ways to help you reach your personal and professional goals. By tapping into the wisdom and experience of those who have followed the same career path, you can accelerate your journey to a more fulfilling future. At the organizational level, mentoring is an invaluable tool to help transfer leadership and people skills from one management level to another to the next. On the personal level, mentoring is an effective tool to help accelerate your advancement within your current organization and in your career field.
If you can answer “Yes” to any one of the following questions, mentoring may be right for you.
- Are you entering a new career field?
- Do you think some personal coaching would help you advance in your present company?
- Do you believe that you’re capable of taking on more responsibility sooner rather than later?
- Have you been passed over for promotion and others in your company promoted instead, even though you were more qualified?
- Are you feeling “stuck” in your present job or career?
- Would you like to pass along important life lessons to someone needing a hand?
If you would like to know more about mentoring, either for yourself or your company, please click on the link below today to get your free copy of the report “Mentoring—A Tool for Personal Growth”.
Abstract: Mentors are Learners, Too
Mentoring is a valuable tool for personal and organizational development. Mentoring relationships are characterized by a mentor providing professional and/or personal guidance to a junior person, or protégé. The purpose of this study was to examine what payback the mentor receives for his time and energy; specifically, what does the mentor learn in the mentoring relationship. The qualitative study consisted of interviews with twelve male mentors with a wealth of mentoring experience and a diversity of ethnic, experiential and organization backgrounds. The study shows that mentors learn about themselves, others, their interaction skills, the larger community, and how to help others more effectively. The study further explores the prerequisite values and motivation to effectively mentor others.