24 Apr Mentoring
Last year, some of you may recall we sent out a survey, asking lots of questions to help us find ways to improve. While we learned several things, one item that stood out was your interest in us promoting more mentoring. You wanted to see more mentoring opportunities, both internally and externally.
A recent book I’ve read, thanks to several mentions by members, is Servant Leadership by Dr. Robert Greenleaf. In it he likens the concept of Servant Leadership to Sherpa Leadership. If you set out to climb Mt. Everest, one of the first things you do is hire a Sherpa. And while they may appear as servants to those that hire them, there is no way one is going to the top (or base camp) without a Sherpa. Mentoring is analogous to Servant Leadership.
- “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton
“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” John C. Maxwell
“My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!'” Jim Rohn
- “Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” Junot Diaz
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