Aug 30, 2005


A recent Fast Company article on Mentoring states

Ah, mentoring. No one disputes its value, but its pitfalls are legion. Since the 1970s, studies have repeatedly demonstrated that mentoring is the single most valuable ingredient in a successful career for both men and women. So now everybody wants a mentor. But mentors aren't fairy godmothers; they can't and shouldn't be expected to make all your dreams come true.

There are some pointers:

1. Choose well
2. Get formal mentors
3. Mentors don't have to be the boss
4. Find expertise mentors
5. Find a third opinion
6. Think life, not just career

It also lists a website that links aspiring mentees with A-list mentors.

Earlier posts on mentoring and realted topics are :