Part of the struggle to find more meaning–and more reward–in the work you do, day in and day out, is to recognize opportunities and potential pitfalls.
Take risks, but know when you’re taking them.
Here at little ol’ More than a living, we’re big fans of the mentor concept. We really believe that it’s one of the best ways to learn. And one of the best ways to create a connection between your knowledge and the knowledge of those that have come before you.
Especially, when you’re gaining knowledge from the mistakes of others, freeing up your time to make your own mistakes.
Well, lookie here. Fellow Portland-area (and far more popular) blogger, Brendon Connelly aka Slacker Manager has a great post on his views on the mentor system. He also highlights a post from Roman Rytov on How to find a mentor.
Why is finding and pairing mentors so difficult?
I’ve had two conversations within the last 72 hours about the difficulty moving from a 30-something mid-career contributor toward becoming a more effective leader. And these conversations weren’t just the softer side of growing professionally, but about making a more impactful contribution – ala, finding greater satisfaction from more meaningfu work.
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