Mentoring is something that gets a lot of press time in our world. If you believe what you read, everyone wants one, everyone can see the benefit of being one and everyone should be a mentor and mentee several times throughout their life. I disagree – mentoring is not for everyone and here’s why:
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the modern-day mentor is “a trusted counselor or guide.” Think of a mentor as someone who knows the ropes of your career path and is willing to share the good and bad of their past experiences so as to help you make informed choices. Consider that a study conducted by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) found that 75% of executives attribute their success in-part to having a mentor.