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9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Mentors: How to Inspire and Motivate Anyone by Vincent D. O'Connell, Stephen E. Kohn

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CHAPTER 14

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Powerful Practice #9 of Really Great Mentors:

Reinforce the Value of Lifelong Learning

Workplace research demonstrates that in the next decade, 75 percent of current workers will need significant retraining. Protégés are more likely than not to change jobs and careers many times in their lives—indeed, transitioning to new roles is the reason why mentoring is provided. For mentors, these facts translate into a need to emphasize that the learning process protégés are engaged in is just a beginning, not the end. The philosopher Immanuel Kant wrote that “It is a duty of man to himself to cultivate his natural powers (of the spirit, of the ...

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