Mentoring goes beyond the realm of professional development. It is a powerful tool for networking opportunities, gaining exposure to different aspects of one’s organization and profession while increasing visibility. “Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John Crosby
Mentoring can also provide a beneficial experience and have a significant impact on the mentor themselves. Individuals who enjoy mentoring describe it as a process by which they are motivated and which allows them to share or teach other the valuable knowledge they have learned.It is important for everyone to assess the role they can play within a mentoring environment. Often times, individuals will not volunteer to be mentors unless approached and asked directly. Everyday this talent is wasted within our organizations.
Mentoring is one core functional aspect organizations try to apply in order to engage in corporate learning, foster relationships within the organization and provide key performers ability to access otherwise out of reach opportunities. The next few posts will depict varying aspects of mentoring skills, characteristics and benefits to all stakeholder parties. The first of …