Mentoring: What Do You Get Out of It?

My Mentoring in the Marketplace post, prompted several online comments which caused me to first address the questions and expectations that mentors should have of mentees. Today, we are talking about what mentors get out of mentoring. I have already shared that the purpose of mentoring is not to control or manipulate others.

Mentoring in the Marketplace

The professional perspective: Chapter 5 of Sheryl Sandberg’s national bestseller, Lean In, is titled, “Are You My Mentor?” Sheryl begins by discussing the dread of having a stranger ask her to be their mentor. Then she quickly transitions to the necessity of having mentors and sponsors if professional advancement is desired. In her words: “TheyContinue reading “Mentoring in the Marketplace”

Julie Pierce on Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

I started reading Sheryl Sandberg’s National Best seller, Lean In, a couple months ago but I had to put it down. I didn’t put it down because it was boring. I put it down because it was meaty and great and I didn’t want to rush my way through this one. I wanted to sitContinue reading “Julie Pierce on Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”