11/23/09

Why have a 'mentor'?

We all need mentors in the early stages of our professional development. The key ingredients that define our early self-confidence are the trust our mentors have in us and the tools we are provided with. We feel we cannot betray that trust, so we strive to deliver using those tools.(An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life)

The developmental psychologist Erik Erikson described this "trust versus mistrust" phenomenon as the first stage of a human being’s social development from infancy to adulthood. Similarly, a fresh graduate or a young employee can be compared to an infant in the corporate world.

Mohammed Kazim on the necessity of having mentors.
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