Six Steps To Find And Work With A Mentor
Unleashing Your Inner Leader, by Vickie Condolff Bevenour, provides these six easy steps to help you find and work with a mentor:
Step 1 – Find the person in your company or industry that you most respect.
Step 2 – Ask her or him to be your mentor.
Step 3 – Agree with this person on the time commitment for mentoring you (e.g., 30- to 60-minute meeting or phone/Zoom-style call every month).
Step 4 – Explain to this person the goal of the mentoring relationship (e.g. “My strength is _____and I want to find more opportunities to use it in my daily work.”).
Step 5 – Describe the top three reasons why you chose this person.
Step 6 – Explore together what success would look like and mean to you in the next six months.
Bevenour shares that, “Imagine that if you follow this plan, in five years you will have 10 people who know you and will help support you in your career. This is truly career gold.”
Thank you to
the book’s publisher for sending me a copy of the book.