Why Mentoring Should Be A Two-Way Street
In his new book, Discover Your True North, Bill George reminds us of the importance of making mentoring a two-way street.
He explains that, "the best mentoring interactions spark mutual learning, exploration of similar values, and shared enjoyment. If people are looking only for the help from their mentors, instead of being interested in their mentor's lives as well, the relationship won't last for long. Mentoring is a two-way street in which both people learn a great deal from each other, and the bilateral connection sustains it."
He adds that, "many people are afraid to approach potential mentors because they do not want to impose on others. They fail to realize how much they can offer to their mentors."