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When I was sixteen, I was beyond ecstatic to inherit my parents’ fairly uncool, many-miled, pea-green colored, ’71 Oldsmobile Cutlass. There was nothing “happening” about the mechanical beast, but it represented something far more than the sum of its well-worn parts.
It stood for LIFE “my own way.” I couldn’t wait to drive off in it, and take on my own road, at my own speed.
Millennials, do you ever feel like that?
When you walk through the doors of your workplace, do you want to change the velocity, check out new sights, take out your latest tech tools and tinker with the system? Maybe even tear things apart and rebuild things a new way?
I bet you do.
And, I also bet that, when it comes to how you are mentored and mentor others at your job, you don’t want a tired, run-down, hackneyed “mentor program.”
You want to try out some untried twists and curves. Mentoring millennials is different than your average, lazy Sunday afternoon drive.
So, at the risk of driving this hot car analogy off the track, I’ll suggest a few tips for you to make your mentorship the most exceptional drive yet.
Let’s imagine, for a moment, that you hold the keys, and can commandeer your mentoring experience any way you want. Follow the same rules of the road that you do when driving a car. Here goes, millennials.
START YOUR ENGINES
First step, right? YOU be the one to start things up. What do I mean by that? You initiate finding a mentor who is a great one for you. Check out my free e-book, How to Find a Great Mentor for YOU (Without Awkward, Aimless and Arbitrary Searching!)