No matter how privileged, smart, talented and lucky you are…no one does it alone. Being mentored and being a mentor are integral to your success...If your company or professional association has a mentoring program, my advice is to take full advantage. If it doesn't you can seek out someone to mentor or someone to be your mentor. I’ll talk about that in my next post.
“Effective mentoring for your star performers will create new possibilities and levels of performance that will positively impact the bottom line.” From my interview at MO.com - How I started Odyssey Mentoring & Leadership, my take on the distinction between competent and great leadership and I shared one of the mentoring stories from my upcoming book, "Aspire to Go Higher: Get a Mentor, Be A Mentor," due out at the end of August.
Paying it forward pays back: For both mentees and mentors, we see tangible career advancement. Most exciting is that for mentors and sponsors we see serious compensation growth — up to $25,075 in additional compensation.
Recently I was asked if sponsorship was the new mentoring. My answer is an emphatic NO! In my experience mentorship and sponsorship are very distinct. And I believe the most…