by sysop in Career Pathways
by Liz Hine
From time to time, you might find yourself in a position to be a mentor to someone else. Mentoring allows you to help guide a less experienced person and become a valuable role model. The mentoring relationship can be formally agreed upon, or happen naturally. Starting as a mentor can seem overwhelming at times, but here are five simple tips for making a big impact as a mentor.
Becoming a mentor has its own benefits. Mentoring helps you strengthen your own coaching and leadership skills. It can potentially help you bridge the gap with talent of a younger generation. This gives you an opportunity to hone skills you can use at your own organization.
And helping others matters. If you get in the habit of thinking about what you can do to help others around you, you’ll be in the right frame of mind to inspire growth and development in others – and you may even be surprised what you learn about yourself.