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January 18, 2012

Thank you for visiting us today. We are launching our blog during this National Mentoring Month as proclaimed by the US Government, and like to start by sharing our Mindset about Mentoring.

Mentoring is a special gift we all have, whether we are aware of it or not. What might be obvious to us can be life-changing to someone else, which is what makes mentoring so impactful when practiced in our daily careers and lives. Mentoring is the most effective way of transferring wisdom between individuals and even generations. Data and Information can be documented digitally and preserved for future use, but Wisdom can only be transferred from one individual to another, and mentoring facilitates such wisdom transfer.

From a Mentor’s perspective, mentoring is about taking active interest in someone’s life or career, and investing time to help them grow. That individual can be someone connected to you through your family, school or college, work place, neighborhood, or even a complete stranger, in whom the Mentor develops an interest. Mentor invests time to understand the individual’s aspirations, strengths, passion, clarity of intent, and by tapping into their own life and career experiences, the mentor provides guidance to help the mentee achieve their aspirations. To the mentor, a mentee’s growth and seeing them overcome obstacles and challenges can be personally gratifying; it can also help the mentor grow in the process.

From a Mentee perspective, mentoring is about having an aspiration to grow, and developing humility to learn from others, and reflect on inputs from people they respect—even admire. As the Mentee grows, they have the potential to be a mentor for someone else, thus creating a virtuous mentoring cycle.

Be a Mentor. Find a Mentor. Thank your Mentor.

Until next time….