Discovering a Mentor

Mentors may challenge or guide you, but the decisions you make in your life and career belong entirely to you. We all get advice from time to time from the people we know: Colleagues, friends, relatives. (Even our children like to weigh in on what we should or shouldn’t do.) But how do we know when we’ve found a mentor? Mentors are those special individuals who care about you enough to share their wisdom and guide you along your personal and professional journey. A mentor’s words carry more weight–and have an even more far-reaching impact on your life –than the stream of advice (some of it useful, some not) that you’re subject to receiving each day. Here are signs that can tell you if you’ve found a true mentor.


Read also: Everyone Says You Need A Mentor, But How Do You Actually Find One?

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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