Mentoring is as old as mankind itself. Knowledge has been passed on from veterans to up and coming youth for eons. We’ve evolved as a species and we don’t have to teach our children how to hunt and build houses in the wild, but in the world of business speed of knowledge transfer through mentoring can make the difference between a successful career and a failure.
Here are 21 Quotes from Industry Leaders on Mentoring and it’s value today.
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” - Steven Spielberg.
“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” - Samuel Taylor
“Alexander the Great valued learning so highly, that he used to say he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving him knowledge than to his father Philip for life.” - Samuel Smiles
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” - Robert Frost
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” - Oprah Winfrey
“In learning, you will teach and in teaching, you will learn.” Phil Collins
“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” - Steven Spielberg
“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is take these great people we have and to push them make them even better.” - Steve Jobs.
“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.” – Maya Angelou
“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” – Denzel Washington
“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” – Whoopi Goldberg
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton
“Mentoring is an indispensable requirement for an artist’s growth. Not only are skills and experience shared, but there is value in the essential re-examination of one’s own work and techniques.” – Jim Norman
“We all carry the seeds of greatness within us, but we need an image as a point of focus in order that they may sprout.” – Epictetus
“The best teachers are those who tell you where to look – but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor
“Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” – Samuel Taylor
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams
“A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.” –John Wooden
“Mentors build mentors. Leaders build leaders. When you look at it closely, it’s really one and the same thing.” – Tony Dungy
“My mentor said, ‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’” — Jim Rohn
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