On Mentoring: A Call for Shared Learning

In case you missed it, yesterday’s Sunday paper included my thoughts on mentoring.

As I shared with Telegraph readers, January is National Mentoring Month. Most of us can recall a time in our lives when someone — a teacher, a pastor, a coach, a friend — became a guide for a moment and a mentor for life. Mentoring is defined as a relationship in which an experienced party assists another in developing knowledge and skills that will enhance the other’s growth. In essence, mentoring is shared learning.

Whether individual or collective, mentoring works. According to national trends, by the end of January 42 percent of people who made New Year’s resolutions will cease keeping them. If one of yours was to make a difference, mentoring may just be the way you beat the odds — and help someone else to do the same.

Read the full column online here.