Leadership Minute: Who’s Your Mentor?


Because mentors see our potential, they believe in us and help us believe in ourselves. – Joe Land, (Lessons from a Dream Maker)

An essential component of your growth and development as a leader is to have mentors. Mentors can give wise counsel, encouragement, correction, and affirmation while being an invaluable resource in your life. The truth is, leaders never stop learning and growing. When you get to a place where you think you know it all then you are in a dangerous place. One absolute truth I’ve learned in leadership over the years is this: the more I learn the more I realize how much I don’t know. When you surround yourself with mentors you can draw from their knowledge and experiences and apply them to your own life. The secret to your growth as a leader is to never stop being a student.


About dougdickerson

I am Certified Leadership Trainer, author, columnist, and speaker. Husband to Alicia, father to Katelyn and Kara, and "Pop" to terrific grandson Tyson. I am an avid photographer, love the outdoors, and like to travel. I'm passionate about sharing my leadership insights and helping people reach their full potential.
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3 Responses to Leadership Minute: Who’s Your Mentor?

  1. Tom Eakin says:

    Actually, I need a mentor. I’m looking for someone who has been successful in launching their own business focused on providing coaching, inspirational speaking, leadership & organizational development.


  2. Akamo Moyisore M Alimah says:

    Presenrly, i work in the Public Service Office, a Ministry that handle Service wide matters in the State Government. My boss is my Mentol. He is a dedicated, resourceful, hardworking, ,patient & result achiever. He will get the best out of you and ensure that you do that which you think its impossible. He believes that no one is useless and that the success of one person is the success of all because the input of everybody around is considered.


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