Being a Mentor

Jun 10

Written by Bruceanne Phillips

When you knock around the halls at LS2group long enough you get to know a little bit about a lot of things. What I’ve learned throughout my many years is that talent needs to be groomed, needs to be nurtured, needs to be forged, and good leaders don’t get to where they are without a little help.

Being a mentor is one of the most rewarding opportunities I have had. As a mentor it is my responsibility to transfer knowledge, pass the torch if you will, and act as a guide through the peaks and valleys each of you experience as you grow in your position.

Mentors provide a sounding board to help you make better, smarter decisions, as you work your way up so you don’t have to climb alone. Sometimes, you just need a coach. Other times, you have to be a listener and, sometimes, a source of practiced wisdom on how to avoid mistakes. To know which approach is the best, you have to be able to discuss the situation and choose the best path forward to develop that person’s skills to make them a better leader than they realized they could be.