Building and maintaining a network of mentors facilitates success. We all learned in kindergarten that two heads are better than one. But finding second heads and managing them isn’t as easy as it looks.
The following article by the Wall Street Journal provides tips for building and managing mentoring networks.
There are methods for developing mentoring networks. Some people naturally walk through the steps without having to think about them. For others, it is a conscious task. Over time, we can convert this method into a routine. From here, we can focus more on the relationship and less on the method. But first things first. Let’s consider how to build a mentoring network:
– identifying a beneficial relationship
– overcoming approach anxiety
– creating a win-win
– providing feedback
– producing results