The Value of Mentors

Looking back on my corporate career, one thing that moved my career forward was having a mentor. Even if he didn’t know it!

The history of the mentor-protégé relationship goes back to Homer’s Iliad. The goddess Athena assumed the form of Odysseus’s friend Mentor, who was entrusted with the education of Odysseus’ son.

Having a mentor is good way to learn from others’ experience, navigating corporate or market relationships, and developing your network. Being a mentor is a good way to pay back to the community, develop your team, develop your own leadership & coaching skills, and expand your own network. Being a mentor or being a protégé is win-win.

Mentors are invaluable.

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