How are you celebrating National Mentoring Month?

National Mentoring Month January is National Mentoring Month, how are you celebrating it? National Mentoring Month was created in 2002 to focus national attention in the United States on the need for mentors. I try to write at least one article in celebration of the occasion, but this year, I have struggled with what to write. Last year, I did something different when I profiled Napoleon Hill's invisible counselors, who are the same as invisible mentors. I seldom view mentoring the traditional way, and when I was not thinking about how to celebrate National Mentoring Month, it occurred … [Read more...]

Mentoring Quotes for National Mentoring Month

Mentoring Quotes for National Mentoring Month January 1st marks the first day of National Mentoring Month. Over the years, I have collected a few quotes, which can play the part of a mentor in a moment. Some of these quotes are very poignant. For instance, as a mentor, your role is not to create a mini you, but to bring out the essence of your mentee. And if you are using others as invisible mentors, do not mold yourself into a carbon copy of another person, study several people and image their best behaviours. “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own … [Read more...]

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month This is a friendly reminder that January is National Mentoring Month. Having a whole month dedicated to ‘something’ attests to its importance. Many studies tout the benefits of mentoring relationships, both for the mentor and mentee. However, personal responsibility is key to success, therefore, it’s important that professionals take the time to also mentor themselves. And that’s why The Invisible Mentor blog is so important. An invisible mentor is a unique leader you can learn from by observing them from a distance. But an invisible mentor doesn’t always … [Read more...]