We’re strongly influenced by the power of mentorship, and often discuss the advantages of having a mentor during Stone Hill Management meetings. We don’t stop there though; along with all we’ve gained from having mentors in our lives, we also promote the advantages of becoming mentors ourselves.
There are a number of benefits to be gained from mentoring, which are difficult (if not impossible) to get from being a mentee. For instance, being the mentors requires us to step back from our Stone Hill Management career journeys and take a more objective view of where we’ve been, and what we’ve accomplished.
After all, a big part of the mentoring process is using our experiences as maps that others can follow, and helping them read the maps accurately requires self-awareness and reflection on our parts. Seeing our experiences in this new light gives us a more truthful picture of such things as our strengths and weaknesses, and ideas for how we might do things differently moving forward.
What’s more, the people we mentor are likely to have viewpoints we haven’t considered. By being open to what others have to say, and learning how to be somewhat detached from our own stories, we gain at least as much as we teach when we take on mentoring roles. To learn more about the power of mentorship, visit Stone Hill Management’s Newswire feed.