Right mentor can help pave way to success
IT’S easier to climb the corporate ladder when you’re following in the footsteps of someone who has climbed the rungs before you. This is the principle of workplace mentoring, a special type of coaching relationship typically involving a more senior professional and a less-experienced protégé. A mentor is truly a trusted friend who can help the mentee get a better grasp on the unspoken rules of the game, and guide them toward reaching specific career goals.
The biggest difference between simply networking and mentoring is that the latter is a long-term commitment. It is an ongoing, planned partnership. Whether formal or informal, the foundation for mentoring is a complementary and mutually beneficial relationship. The mentee receives guidance and advice that champions their growth both personally and professionally. The mentor gains the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills.
Because of these benefits, employee mentoring programs are becoming increasingly common in the workplace.