Mentorship plays a significant role in our Blue Chip Dallas, Inc. training regimen. Whenever a new associate joins us, he or she is paired with one of our veteran team members. This helps with sharing knowledge, experience, and insight throughout our organization. Every professional can benefit from mentoring. Here are some steps for starting and maintaining such relationships:
• Find the Right Person: A successful arrangement starts with the right pairing. Find someone whom you wish to emulate and who is willing to share his or her experience. Research the individual before approaching to ensure that you are confident it will be a good fit.
• Make the Ask: Be clear with your intentions and ask for what you want. However, you do not need to form a long-term arrangement right away. Instead, consider asking for a meeting to learn from the person’s experience. This test run can help confirm that the relationship will work well.
• Set a Plan but Let Things Grow: At Blue Chip Dallas, Inc., we have found that the most effective mentorship relationships take time to grow organically. Try setting a consistent but manageable schedule to meet. Then, let yourself and your mentor get comfortable and find the arrangement that works for you both.
• Accept Criticism: Feedback is an essential part of mentoring. So, be prepared to hear some helpful criticism. This will help you grow and become a better professional.
These steps will enable you to foster effective mentorship arrangements. Follow Blue Chip Dallas, Inc. on Twitterto discover more about professional development.