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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Becoming a Mentor, why?
Mentoring fulfills a necessity for career growth and development, surprisingly, both for the mentoree and the mentor. From the vantage point of having been mentored and now taking on the challenge of guiding a protege there's a stretch effect that occurs automatically because of the dynamic of the relationship. Dynamic implies change, and change evolves into growth.
The growth of the mentoree comes naturally from the experience sharing and feedback mechanism that is mentoring. For the mentor it's not so apparant because the growth comes from taking on the responsibility itself. Proper tutelage puts an onus on providing sound advice, and that requires understanding your instincts for decision making, in effect, it sharpens your business sense! If its a good mentorship pairing then its a worthwhile endeavour to both mentor and mentoree.