I attended a meeting a week or so ago on mentoring. At this meeting, several people shared about mentoring from different points of view. One of the speakers was a young man, Brad Thomas. He shared how being mentoring has changed his perspective and life. His presentation was outstanding.
He shared that he believed a great mentor does 4 things for their “mentee”. Here is it:
So, leaders, are you a mentor? If not, find someone today! Our company promotes this and many of us are actively mentoring. When you get this privilege, don’t forget Brad’s words:
- Expand – a great mentor will expand someone’s world-view. They will expand knowledge and help point to resources.
- Engage – a great mentor will cause the “mentee” to think and act.
- Encourage – a great mentor will build up the “mentee” and help them build on their strengths.
- Empower – a great mentor will reveal to the “mentee” that they have power to act and make an impact.
Make the investment to pour yourself into the life of another. It is so worth it!