From Rohit: Below you will find a fantastic post from Tom Haupt, America’s #1 Leadership Trainer and Mentor in Personal Development. I have had the great fortune to attend two of Tom’s weekend long seminars, and his dedication to my success has always set him apart from other mentors.
Mentorship refers to a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person is a trusted adviser who trains and offers counsel to support a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The person in receipt of mentorship is a mentee.
“Mentoring” someone is a process that involves communication, openness and trust. It’s an informal transfer of knowledge, insight and wisdom relevant to ones work, career or professional experience. Mentorship also involves patience, time and a willingness to serve another. This interaction usually takes place face-to-face and during a sustained period of time.
Having the opportunity to be mentored is a gift and it can be an extraordinary experience. Just think, what would you as a mentee pay in time and money if you knew the mentor/mentee relationship cut years off the proverbial learning curve? I’d say it would be priceless! In my lifetime, I’m up to five mentors to this point, and I’m guessing I’ll have a few more before I leave this earth.
So I have a Take a Risk Action Challenge (tm) for you. First, find a mentor who is willing to work with you and secondly, find someone to mentor to pass down your talents, insights and experience you’ve learned in your life. It will be an experience of a lifetime!
Embrace Risk, Embrace Success in 2011! – Tom Haupt