Mentoring: Do it & Let Them See You Do It
Posted by Orrin Woodward on May 4, 2013
Mentoring and Implementation
Here is the second half of the mentoring introduction. The mentoring process is crucial for building a LeaderShift within culture. The old saying lead, follow, or get out of the way is more relevant today than ever and LIFE will play its part in helping to restore liberty in North America and eventually the world.
Personally, I have been blessed with wonderful students because I learned to stop listening to what people say and start watching what they do. Just as cream rises to the top, hungry students will reveal themselves within any organization. It is the mentors role to play talent scout and identify the hungry students, not by their words, but by their actions. Success requires both opportunity and preparedness. In the case of mentoring, the mentor offers an opportunity to the prepared mentee and if the student will implement, success will happen.
The mentoring process matters because the success or failure of the next-generation depends upon the quality of mentoring received. Furthermore, one’s personal success depends in large part on his ability to effectively apply the advice from great mentors. In short, consider the following:
1. The world never rises above the quality of its leaders; leadership determines destiny.
2. The quality of our leaders is directly impacted by their ability to mentor others.
3. A leader’s ability to mentor others is determined by his or her mentoring skills, and such skills can be developed and improved.
4. As we improve our mentoring skills and more effectively mentor others in our lives, we directly increase the quality of leadership in our world.
Accordingly, this book is filled with insights, nuggets, and techniques to help both mentors and mentees. Whether a person is an established leader looking to expand his ability to mentor or a hungry student looking to get on a mentors radar screen, this book will help immensely. Contained herein are 77 specific tools to enhance the mentoring process. I cannot recommend this book highly enough and wish I would have had access to this information when I began my leadership journey. It has taken me decades to unpack the wisdom served up in this book.
Author and business leader Jim Rohn (who mentored Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, and Brian Tracy, to name a few) said, “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” The reader is holding in his hands 77 fundamental tools to improve as a mentee and mentor. Read it, ponder its lessons, and then implement its teaching. Or, as William Wallace would say, “Do it and let them see you do it!”