When I started my journey as a mentee, I was plagued by guilt and the feeling that I was wasting the time effort of my mentors. I didn't know enough or there better, more experienced young people out there that were more worthy of their time and efforts. It took me a long time to feel like I was a leader and someone worthy of the time and effort of my mentors.
I love the idea of reflective journaling, but I always feel too busy and never sure about how to start. Studies show that leaders who regularly reflect on their journey are better leaders. This article contains links to get you contemplating, and reflecting on your journey. Not only in this mentoring program but in all areas of your life.
Every day we make a choice to create mentoring moments with our staff, colleagues, and managers. Mentoring isn’t a daunting process. It isn’t a HUGE commitment. It about taking the time to democratise information our leaders have stored away, turning these connections into something incredibly meaningful.