At Management Mentors, we guide our clients as they begin their mentoring journeys. One thing we realize that we all need--especially in the beginning--is an extra dose of inspiration.
Here are some quotes that we feel represent the spirit of business mentoring. Share them with your colleagues!
"We can help a person to be himself by our own willingness to steep ourselves temporarily in his world, in his private feelings and experiences. By our affirmation of the person as he is, we give him support and strength to take the next step in his own growth." -Clark Moustakas
"To recognize another's inwardness is to have seen the sacred." -Peter Koestenbaum
"We encourage people to believe that there is only one identity, one role, one way for them to be, one value for them to fulfill, rather than a host of possible 'incarnations' to be lived in a lifetime." -Sidney M. Jourard
"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." -Helen Keller
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You can't dig a different hole by digging the same one deeper." -Edward de Bono