founder of naked leader
Naked Leader Week – 310 – Monday 1 June 2009
Have you got a mentor?
Time to read 73 seconds (approx)
If not – get one!
Never be too proud to learn new stuff.
A mentor can give you the benefit of their years of wisdom and learning. They can give you the confidence to make decisions for yourself after you’ve talked an issue through with them.
If you are working in a large organisation besides the benefit of their years they will also know a lot about the company, the business you are operating in and the main players involved. This is vital information for those who have that ambitious drive.
If you are part of a smaller concern it’s worth looking to an external network in order to find someone who has achieved what you want to achieve and you can ask them to be your mentor.
Or, as a completely different approach, a mentor can be younger than you, and give you the benefit of their youth, passion and fresh ideas. They can give you the confidence to make decisions for yourself after you’ve talked an issue through with them.
Either way, be up front – they will be chuffed, even if they do not have the time.
Ask them ‘to be your mentor’ there’s nothing in it except you buy them a coffee and a lunch occasionally – you’ll be surprised how often ‘busy’ people will be flattered and willing to take you on.
Or get an online mentor at our website – ask what areas and help you are looking for and choose an online mentor from the respondents. Alternatively ask questions of all our members and get some wide ranging answers.
With my very best wishes