Today is Thank Your Mentor Day, which is part of National Mentoring Month. Who knew? Over the years I’ve had LOTS of fantastic mentors, and this is a perfect time to give them a well-deserved shout-out. The list below represents my former work team leaders, company executives, peers and fellow entrepreneurs. Interestingly, none of them were a “formal” mentor to me. I simply paid attention to their actions and their advice. It’s served me very well. In alphabetical order:
Deb Bailey—You’ve got to be willing to lose big in order to win big.
Janet Cortright— “Competition” is in the eyes of the beholder.
Sarah Gutek— Perspective is a valuable business tool. Don’t overreact to every little crisis.
Jack Hannigan— If your actions can’t “stand the light of day”, then you’d better rethink them.
Eric Hicks— Be elegant, not profane. It’ll serve you much better.
Mary Urban Wright— Being a good sport never goes out of fashion.
Who has helped you grow professionally? Why not take a moment to let them know how their advice has helped you? Send quick email, text or DM. . .you’ll be glad you did.
Inc. Magazine Article on Mentoring (Includes several reference links)