What Does Mentoring Mean?

Holland Bamboo, Jamaica

Definition of Mentoring: The modern usage of mentor - trusted friend, counsellor or teacher - first appeared in François Fénelon’s Les Aventures de Telemaque in 1699, Wikipedia (2009).  Dictionary.com has a similar definition for a mentor, “Wise and trusted counsellor or teacher, an influential senior sponsor or supporter.”  And Wikipedia notes that “Mentors provide their expertise to less-experienced individuals to help them advance their careers, enhance their education.”   An important aspect of professional success involves participating in mentoring programs. And now more than ever, during these challenging economic times, … [Read more...]