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Tip 6 for Being a Better Leader: Finding Mentors

by Mar 19, 2019

All leaders have something to improve and can do so by working on the tips outlined in this series on ‘being a better leader,’ including this, our 6th tip to find mentors.  A mentor is simply someone that you trust to advise you in an area that they have experience. As Carly Okley reflects, “[t]he best leaders out there know when they need help, and they know where to turn to in order to get it. Nobody can know everything, so finding someone you trust for advice when things get tough can make all of the difference.” This person could be a friend, colleague, or even a family member whose insights get you thinking in the right direction.

 

Mentorship can be informal, with the role lacking definition or it can be part of a company program to pair experienced staff with newer employees. Both approaches are can be useful, and you need not limit yourself to a single mentor. However, having a strong rapport and level of trust with your mentor can allow constructive observations and criticism to be given and received more easily.  

Photo: retrieved from Pixabay, available under the public domain.
 
This Article Series was inspired by:
Okyle, C. (2014). 10 Awesome Tips for Being a Better Leader. [Blog] Entrepreneur. Available at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238747 [Accessed 18 Mar. 2019].

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