It seems there’s plenty of advice out there about how to be a great mentor… but little on how to become a great mentee.
So where do you turn to learn how do you build a mutually-beneficial relationship with a mentor? What should you expect from a quality mentor?
And how can you help co-manage expectations?
In the Social Age, when it seems like we’re always on – always connected – our time is precious. How we spend every hour matters.
And yet we – those who have been around for a while longer than our younger colleagues – want to give back. We intentionally find time to do pro bono work, volunteer, teach and – in my case – serve as a mentor…
Your networking has led you to an influencer… an expert in your field… a potential mentor. You invite her to coffee, hoping to start a mutually-beneficial relationship. You know there’s a lot to learn from her… but where do you start? To help you launch the conversation in the best way possible — with an amazing ice-breaker question — we asked established young entrepreneurs this question: What one question should you ALWAYS ask a potential mentor? Here are some of their best answers… “What Do You Wish You Knew at My Stage?” “I balance my mentor relationships between updating them
In a conversation on our blab series The Answer Zone, Mark Babbit and Amy Tobin had a rare disagreement on the question of mentorship. The subject of whether seeking out a establishing a formal mentorship in your workplace or life was of value. Here are two different takes on the subject:
You understand the importance of a mentor… you know you need one to take your career to the next level. But where do you find a mentor? And how do you build a relationship where they will want to help? To answer that question, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: What’s can do now right now to encourage older, more experienced professionals and entrepreneurs to want to mentor you? Here are their most helpful answers! Don’t Just Be a Taker “Find a way to give back to the more experienced entrepreneur. Also, when you
You have met someone who just may become a great mentor for you. You’ve invited them to coffee, and they have accepted! So now what?? What do you ask them to not only decide if they are the right fit as a potential mentor, but to determine if they can really help move your mission forward? To help make that coffee meeting – and that potential mentor relationship – a great success, here are 12 questions you must ask a future mentor: 1. “What Do You Wish You Knew at My Stage?” I always try to balance my mentor