It's no secret that leaders need mentors in their life. They need
someone who has been further, who is older and who is more experienced
than the leader so that he can learn and glean from that
Because leaders are often being stretched, they need a
mentor who can come alongside them to help and support them in their
Because leaders often have a big vision for the future they
need someone who can mentor them and help them in their growth.
Because leaders' vision are often so much bigger than themselves and their
ability, they need all the help they can get.
And a mentor is a perfect
way to help aide the leader in his growth and development
professionally and personally.
I personally have two mentors in my life: Steve Elliott and Mike Savage.
Every month I spend about an hour with each of them. Steve and I meet at
Starbucks at 6am on the first Wednesday of the month, and Mike and I
often talk on the phone once a month on the weekend.
Tomorrow I'll make a post where I share with you how I prepare for my two mentors. I have a great system that I use which allows me to get the most of out their time and expertise.