How Mentoring can Help Advance your Career
Presented by GAMECHANGERS
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
In life and in business, one often thinks of how they will evolve and progress in their respective lives. In doing so, they typically look at others who have attained some level of success so that they may emulate and take on some of their attributes or habits that have made them successful. Seeking mentorship is a very natural and common business practice amongst ambitious professionals who are looking to “climb the ladder.” What these people don’t realize is that mentoring people is just as important as being mentored themselves. Taking the time to mentor other people can actually help boost their own careers and if done in a company setting, can improve productivity, increase revenue for their company and create a culture of leadership, understanding, compassion, succession and of course….inspiration!
Here are some of the many benefits of mentorship:
- Every teacher has to be a student and vice versa, because when you teach others you are constantly learning new aspects of managing and leading.
- One of the main reasons people leave jobs is because they don’t like their bosses. When people feel that they are truly mentored and being invested in, they believe they are appreciated and that there is a chance for upward mobility. This encourages and results in employee retention.
- Cultivating people and helping them be better at their job in a non-threatening manner helps one achieve company our departmental goals and initiatives.
- Mentoring people fosters an environment of trust and respect.
- Mentoring is much more than “training.” In mentoring, you not only teach people how to do their jobs, but you help others be better human beings. This encourages compassion, integrity and good business ethics.
- The selfless act of true mentorship helps create a culture of collaboration. This is how one builds amazing teams in business.
- As a mentor, one develops a sustainable and enduring network of professionals in their industry.
- Mentorship is a way to give back not only to impressionable people, but to an industry that has given you a chance to earn a living and build a career.
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