“As we get older, it’s important for us to help hand back some of what we’ve gained as we’ve grown older. It should be one of your responsibilities – it’s almost like being a mentor.” ~ Ciara ~

What in the world is a MENTOR anyway?

I sometimes still get intimidated by the word. Do I need to purchase “Mentoring for Dummies” to get a grasp of the definition? Is there a final exam? Is it cumulative? Will I fail?

Have you silently asked yourself these questions?

According to Dictionary.com:

men·tor

[men-tawr, -ter]  

noun

1.

a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
2.

an influential senior sponsor or supporter.
verb (used without object)

3.

to act as a mentor: She spent years mentoring to junior employees.
verb (used with object)

4.

to act as a mentor to: The brash young executive did not wish to be mentored by anyone.
Origin: 
1740–50;  after Mentor (< Greek Méntōr )

Related forms

men·tor·ship, noun
Synonyms
1. adviser, master, guide, preceptor.

 

2 comments on “What in the world IS a MENTOR?”

  1. I LOVE the comment about “Mentoring for Dummies” – too funny! You of all people need no such manual. Perhaps you should write one? 😉 Blessed.

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