I am back after a 4 day break a couple of hours back. Had been to Pune to attend a family function and it was simply great. After coming back, I was browsing the newspaper and this ad caught my attention.
I couldn’t help but admire the creativity in the advertisement. And also couldn’t agree less with the concept. I personally believe every human being has some inherent potential in him/her. It is for the person to discover that potential and work on it. A mentor plays a very important role in this process. One may recognize the talent and start working towards developing it but it is equally important to channelize your efforts in the right direction for making the most of the opportunities that come your way.
Eric Parsloe, from The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring, rightly defines it as follows “Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be.”
One right mentor can make all the difference.Mentors rely upon having had similar experiences to gain an empathy with the mentee and an understanding of their issues.And also boost a mentees confidence. Have you found your mentor??