Find a mentor in 2016-it’s a lot easier then we think

As we come to the end of one year and are about to embark on a new year…an certain energy and hope can prevail. Taking advantage of this I thought I would share a blog post that outlines  three easy steps to finding a mentor as shared by Marilyn Hewson (2015) on LinkedIn.

The simplicity of this post I think makes the idea of mentoring more tangible and less daunting. Here are the three steps Hewson (2015) outlines:

1. Look for Mentors all around us. It may be that it takes a village of colleagues and guides to create a community of support and cheerleaders. These Mentors may be long term guides or mentors for specific moments.

2. Find a Mentor by earning one. The most successful Mentors may not be assigned.There are some basic tenets to building a trusting relationship that lends itself to a successful mentor relationship.

3. Most importantly, give as much as you receive. The best Mentor relationships are built on shared  beliefs and a spirit of reciprocity.

Mentoring is a form of professional learning, so as you set your intentions for 2016 consider your relationships and look for ways to create and support your professional growth through Mentoring!

For the complete article check : https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/three-keys-finding-great-mentor-marillyn-uhewson?trk=li_out_cmktg_brand_Mentorship_MicrositeFindPerfectMentor

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