Welcome to Season 1, Episode 14 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. In this episode, my co-host Kristen McCall and I explore why having a mentor and being a mentee is so important to your development plan. Mentorship is such an important part of our relationship journey, because it helps us both develop ourselves and we’re developing others as well.
In this episode you will learn:
- How mentoring is richer and deeper than simply taking a course or reading a book
- Why you need to think outside the box for who could be a valuable mentor
- That mentorship goes both ways: you need mentors and mentees in your life, older and younger
- How to initiate a mentorship relationship
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“Don’t just think about where you are today and what you need to grow, but think outside the box. Go learn a discipline that is not even in your wheelhouse right now. It will make you a better leader because of it.”
“Look for those people that have gifts, competency, and experience outside of your experience set and make sure they’re on your list. Also, look at those who are younger than you that have a whole different experience in the world and learn from them too. Be willing to learn. Be willing to learn and grow.”
“You have a purpose and you have a mission to fulfill in that. You want to grow to reach your full potential. You’re only limited in the sense that you stop taking initiative.”
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