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The importance of mentoring

Those that have not been mentored are easy to detect

 

“I’ve discovered when individuals are young and unusually gifted, the most common tendency is to drift towards arrogance and, sometimes, raw conceit.  Almost without exception when I detect conceit in an individual, I say to myself, They haven’t been mentored.   I have never met a self-important, arrogant individual who has been well mentored.  Truth be told, arrogance doesn’t survive mentoring.  A mentor will point out your blind spots and will reprove you appropriately when you need to be confronted about your pride.  And a mentor won’t back off.  He or she relentlessly presses for excellence…As a result of being mentored, an individual learns the value of being vulnerable, open, unguarded, hoest, and, ideally, a person of authenticity”.

Page 99, The Church Awakening By Chuck Swindoll

Purchase in Australia at Koorong Books

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About steveblizard

Steve Blizard commenced his financial planning career in 1988 from a background of life insurance broking, a field in which he still works. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Responsible Investment Association. His experience ranges from administration of Superannuation to advice regarding insurance, retirement, remuneration and investment planning. Steve is an accredited Remuneration Consultant, specialising in salary packaging. He is a columnist for the Swan Magazine and the WA Business News

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