Amy Gallo writes an long article in Harvard Business Journal about mentoring and she wants to demystifying mentoring for us all. The article is good and therefor I want to put some of it on my blog and also a link to the rest of the article.
When people think of mentoring, they often think of an older executive counseling a young upstart. The senior leader advises the junior employee on his career, how to navigate the world of work, and what he needs to do to get ahead. But mentoring has changed a lot in the last few decades. Just as the notion of a 50-year linear career with a single company or in one industry is outdated, so is the idea that career advice must come from a wise old sage. The traditional mentor-mentee relationship is not necessarily a thing of the past, but it’s no longer the standard. Now, there are many ways to get the information and guidance you need.
To read more, click here: http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2011/02/demystifying-mentoring.html