Wondering why it might be worth your limited time to seek out opportunities to mentor others? Here are 3 great reasons:

1. Establish new connections

You can never know too many people. The power of networking is undeniable, and mentoring is an opportunity for mentors to establish new relationships.

2. Build soft skills

Mentorship often requires mentors to put themselves in their mentees’ shoes. This kind of empathy is equally important for leadership in the workplace, as it enables managers to build an understanding of what each employee needs and appropriately adjust their style.

3. Become a more effective coach

Coaching is a skill that must be learned and developed. It does not necessarily come naturally, yet it is a critical component to managing and leading others. A large component of mentorship is coaching, so in the process of mentoring, leaders can flex this muscle and bring that newfound coaching skill to their teams in the workplace.

When you decide to mentor someone, you really have no way of knowing how far she will go. Whether you shape the next great leader or entrepreneur of our time or help someone achieve her dreams, you’ll make a difference–and that’s all that matters.

Reap the benefits of paying it forward and sign up as a Mentor for the Africa Thrive Mentor-Mentee Matching Event on 8 August 2018 in Fourways, click here for more information – https://thrivewithmentoring.com/product/mentor-mentee-matching-event-mentee-registration-africa/

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