Friday, April 5, 2013

Mentor Schmentor

There's one downside to mentoring people: trying to mentor or help someone who doesn't want mentoring.

Often, because of my responsibility gene, I feel like I can help someone to achieve something great. I can see what they can be and I want to help. It took me too long to realize that it's a two-way street; that a person has to want input. Often that is not the case.

So, the best course is to not be a serial mentor. Rather, help only those who ask. That dramatically increases the possibility of success. And it saves time for the "mentee."

Barry LaBov
LaBov Marketing Communications and Training

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