Chapter 14. Mentoring

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Mentoring is karma—offering a friendly ear or a guiding hand to honor all of the people who did the same for you once, or who will someday. It’s helping people find their way—up, sideways, even out.

— Mark Stencel

Mentoring can be a vital part of personal and professional growth, both for the mentor and the people she guides. As your career progresses, it is likely that you’ll have many opportunities to mentor and to be mentored. A mentoring relationship exists whenever someone with more experience in a specific area or field provides wisdom to one with less. Philosopher Socrates mentored Plato, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson mentored ...

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