I believe that both parties can gain from the mentoring of the other. I can share my experiences over the 18 years of working for the company, including what has worked and what has not. This may be in regards to management style, customer service, and training programs to name a few. My fellow manager can teach me about the capabilities of the different computer programs, how the younger generation thinks about work environments and/or how to communicate better with the technology that is now available.
As you can see, there is a benefit to having both parties mentor each other. I was reading the golden rule that comes from Matthew 7:12. “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.” When we first read this, we think about how we treat others. Do we treat them kindly? Do we treat them fairly?
Mentoring can be applied to this scripture. Would you appreciate someone helping you out in a new situation or a new job? They will have these same feelings if you offer your time and talent to help them be successful. There are opportunities every week to help others. Do not pass up the opportunity to mentor others. You will be blessed in return. In turn, be appreciative in the areas that you are mentored in your life. These happen just as often.
Who has been a mentor in your life that made a long-term impact? Leave your comments below.