Being successful often means learning from those who have already achieved their goals. Having a mentor is a blessing to any entrepreneur. However, not everyone can find one they can easily connect and work with. NICE Friend Sanjay Prasad
shares simple tips on finding a mentor. Sanjay is an advisor & mentor and is the founder and CEO at MindSphere Consulting
Read: Keys to Success for Entrepreneurs from a Seasoned Mentor Sanjay Prasad published in the NICE Blogs
Mentors are an invaluable source of motivation and wisdom for any budding professional. They act as your guide through uncertainty and difficult career situations and act as cheerleaders to help you realize your goals. While every mentor is unique, the truly great ones will check certain boxes. Inc.com asked a group of entrepreneurs what to look for in selecting their mentor.
Read: 8 Qualities That Make for a Good Mentor published in Inc.com
A lot of energy and effort goes into mentoring someone, so if you’re on the receiving end of that sort of relationship, it’s important not to take mentors’ advice for granted. Lifehacker provides a list of 40 prompt questions to ask mentors and get the most out of their experiences.
Read: Ask Your Mentor These 40 Questions published in Lifehacker
What are the perks of mentorship after all? new research from Brian Uzzi
, a professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School
, shows that mentorship is indeed beneficial—especially when mentors pass down unwritten, intuitive forms of knowledge.
Read: What’s the Secret Ingredient to Great Mentorship? published in Kellogg Insight.
Finding a mentor, and building a successful relationship with them, can be frustrating for people searching for someone. When you stop looking for what you think a mentor should look like, however, you’re more likely to find what you need. The Entrepreneur Handbook suggests 5 Things To Stop Expecting From Your Mentor.
Read: 5 Things To Stop Expecting From Your Mentor published in The Entrepreneur Handbook.