3 Ways Mentoring Benefits everyone involved
Mentoring can be an experience that will change your life and career. Whether it is done within an organization or happens organically, it is a win, win for all involved. Here are some ways I have benefited from having and being a mentor over the years.
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Imagine the value of a young professional that knows how to give and receive feedback well…. can you? Well, a mentorship can add this skill to a resume that is somewhat limited on actual on-the- job experience. How?
A mentorship is a two-way street when it comes to honest feedback. A mentor will deliver feedback consistently if it is taken with the grace and the desire to improve. Delivering quality feedback may even be a skill the mentor themselves need to consistently work on. While developing the mentor/mentee relationship, both parties can improve their skills in this area by openly communicating what they are learning and how they are growing thanks to this relationship.
Exchange of Ideas
The mentor/mentee relationship usually exists between people of different generations. This is a generalization, but is more the case than not. Therefore, the young, fresh faces entry-level provides a new outlook on something the mid-level mentor looks at every day. The seasoned mid-level listens and shares advice and stories on how to navigate