"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we GIVE!"
I was doing an interview this week with my friend and amazing mentor Stephen Woessner for his powerful "Onward Nation" podcast.
During the interview, Stephen asked me to comment on my best advice for giving effective mentorship.
I couldn't help but giggle a little at the question, because it reminded me of a time, about 10 years ago, when I learned what makes an INEFFECTIVE mentor.
The company I was working for had implemented a "mandatory mentorship initiative" which was directly tied to every supervisors performance evaluation.
The way the program was set up, each supervisor had to "choose" three people to mentor, and keep an electronic log of who they mentored, and that they had met a minimum of once per quarter.
One of the "rules" was that the supervisor was NOT allowed to pick someone who worked in his or her department.
As you may have expected, the vast majority of the...