Posts Tagged ‘leadership’
Sam learns how several of his key stakeholders perceive him, and he’s not too happy. But he manages to stifle his anger and his harsh inner critic long enough to acknowledge his numerous positive traits that had helped him be successful. This is the third in a series of coaching stories about Sam (a fictitious client) and his growth as a leader.
It’s National Mentoring Month and a good time to think about not just how to be a mentor in your professional life, but why you should do it. Whether your organization has a formal mentoring program or not, and whether you choose or are coerced to volunteer your time, ask yourself “What’s in it for me?”
If it helps you to start the year with declarations about the weight you’ll lose or the promotion you’ll go for, then by all means knock yourself out. Just don’t ignore the bigger picture – your personal and leadership growth. You’ll get more meaningful and rewarding results by answering three simple questions.