Mentoring is a Two-Way Street

When Ken Blanchard came to speak at Steiner Sports at few weeks back, I had a really interesting conversation with him about mentoring. When most people hear the word mentor they think about an older, more experienced person. But, in reality there's a lot of mentoring that older people need to start thinking about getting from younger people.

A younger person in the digital age are so much more knowledgeable about so many things that the older, more seasoned person has not grown up with. 

Who hasn't asked their kids for help? Computers, iPhones, Apps, Tweeting, Instagram, everything... 

On the flip-side, younger people can't forget how important mentoring is from older people: understanding relationships, how to communicate...

At the end of the day, we could all use a little mentoring on a lot of different things. The key is to be willing to accept advice, help and constructive criticism, which is not always the easiest thing to do.


Tell me a lesson you’ve learned from someone older or younger than you. Comment below with a story and I'll give a $500 donation to that person's favorite charity.

Posted by Brandon Steiner on Thursday, October 1, 2015


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