On this episode, Harold answers a question from a viewer who wants to know if she should get a mentor and is looking for advice on the benefits of having one. The 5 key points Harold makes are:
1. Be clear about what a mentor is and what you want 2. An external mentor sees you through clear eyes 3. Mentoring focuses up, out, and beyond 4. Use your mentor as a rudder 5. Build on their connections
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The term 'mentor' is age-old. At work, you often hear it in discussions about someone who can help you manage your career better. Having a mentor is seen as a good thing, although there is wide variance in how people think of the relationship and its purpose.
Here are five reasons why you should find a mentor:
1. To help push your thinking out more. 2. To serve as a rudder. 3. To help connect you with other people. 4. To be a champion for you. 5. To help you gauge your growth.