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Reverse Mentoring

The Benefits of Reverse Mentoring

In the classic model of mentoring, executives who saw promise in younger employees might teach them lessons, share business knowledge and best practices from their years of work experience. Most aspiring young professionals valued this time and wisdom. But today’s job market reflects a change in the value placed on certain skills and areas of expertise. While nothing can replace years of experience in an industry, newer tools like social media are more frequently taught in universities, or unpaid internships. The millennials in your workplace have access to valuable information that could revolutionize your business practices, if only the executives cared to listen. Consider the benefits of reverse mentoring for your organization, where senior managers could stand to learn a great deal.

Reverse mentoring tips

How to use reverse mentoring as a tool!

Reverse mentoring (or reciprocal mentoring) refers to an initiative in which older executives are paired with and mentored by younger employees on topics such as technology, social media, and current trends. In the tech industry or other businesses that rely heavily on technology, reverse mentoring is seen as a way to bring older employees up to speed in areas that are often second nature to 20-something employees…

What do you work for

What do you work for?

When I quit my day job and took up independent writing as a career, I was terrified. The reason was when I weighed against what I was earning at the day job versus what would give me individual satisfaction, I realized that the rewards that are more intrinsic in nature mattered more to me than the a very welcome salary packet. I followed through on sage advice by a mentor who said: Do the work you would do for free. What do you work for?

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