MENTORING AS A TWO-WAY STREET Benefits of Giving and Receiving
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, Aladdin came upon a battered lamp. The lamp was inscribed, “Ask and it shall be given.” When Aladdin rubbed the lamp, a Genie emerged and in a booming voice proclaimed, “I am here to answer all of your questions and help you obtain all that you desire. Your wishes are my command.”
—ADAPTED FROM JACK CANFIELD AND MARK HANSEN, THE ALADDIN FACTOR
Wouldn’t it be nice if having a mentor was like having your own personal Aladdin? Just rub the lantern and your personal mentor genie would appear and then would grant you at least three career wishes. What would you wish for? More money? Congenial coworker relationships? Work that brings ...