The topic of mentoring came up at the office recently. The context was a guest lecture that our VP of Service Delivery was giving at Mohawk College, but I think I’d like to take the opportunity to extend it to everyone else.
Getting ahead in life and career is always difficult. Despite the wealth of information at our fingers, it is still very difficult to choose the correct solution to life’s complex problems. Guidance for many of these is best delivered by someone with first-hand experience in similar situations, not a search engine. I think we all realize the intrinsic value of having a confidant that we can bounce our ideas off and who can challenge us with us with the difficult questions, share their experiences and provide guidance.
A formal mentor program has its place, but the highest value mentor is one that happens naturally. One that isn’t bound…
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