By Vernalee

On one of my consulting gigs, there is a young colleague who calls me Professor. In fact, I am honored every time the word is uttered! I strongly feel that I have the responsibility to enhance, assist and improve my mentee’s career.
I try to show my student the ropes and the short cuts, as I impart knowledge. Assisting others is a process that we should attempt to do. In fact, I enjoy my unofficial capacity of being a mentor. I am of the belief that my protégé is benefitting from my previous experiences and knowledge.
It is a two way process – as I share, my protégé becomes empowered. Ironically, so do I! If the governmental agencies employ mentor – protégé relationships, why can’t we?
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