There are many key components to a successful mentoring program—a company wide goal, a mentoring program manager to oversee the program, and an accurate matching process—to name a few. But during National Mentoring Month, we would like to take a moment to point out the number one factor to a successful mentoring program:
A successful mentoring program wouldn't be successful without the commitment that mentors make. We would like to take a moment to celebrate mentors. The time, the commitment, and the dedication that is involved in mentoring should not go unnoticed. If you are a mentor, thank you! If you know a mentor, ask them about their mentoring commitment. You may be surprised at what they have to say about the process.
"To be a mentor you need to understand what's going on in a young person's life and you just want to have an internal dialogue that says, 'How can I help? Because I really care.' "—Deepak Chopra
"In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don't have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don't need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you're sharing with."—Maya AngelouLaurence Agron | Dreamstime.com