Who Are YOU Mentoring?

Last week’s blog was the conclusion of a seven-part series titled Dual Footprints, Becoming a World Class Mentor.

In that series, I covered six areas of commitment:

  • A commitment of time.
  • A commitment to be transparent.
  • A commitment to slay the ego.
  • A commitment to listen.
  • A commitment to grow and develop.
  • A commitment to accountability.

If you missed any of the blogs, I encourage you to go back and read them.

Look at the following questions and take the time to answer them:

  • Who Are YOU Mentoring?
  • If you are not mentoring someone, what is preventing you from becoming a mentor?
  • Do you have a mentor?

Ideally, your mentor should be outside of your organization. Sure, you can have someone internal teach you the responsibilities of a new position and show you the ropes. But to truly develop, you should seek someone who is not in your chain-of-command, someone who is not responsible for writing your evaluation, and someone who is not going to run to your boss and spill their guts about what you are struggling with.

As a member of the Maxwell Certified Leadership Team, I provide coaching and mentoring. That process involves identifying your top core values and taking you through a leadership assessment highlighting your strengths and areas for growth. From that point, we meet either once or twice a month for six months depending on your schedule.

In John C. Maxwell’s book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, he writes about The Law of Intentionality: Growth Doesn’t Just Happen. What is holding you back from acting today? Contact me at [email protected] to find out how I can help you develop into a better and more efficient leader.

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