It is well established that those who are mentored out earn and outperform those who are not. A 2019 study out of Olivet Nazarene University shared that 76% of people understand that a mentor is critical for their career success, yet only 37% have one. The issue might be that people are looking for a perfect mentor, which does not exist or partake in the failed mentoring programs plaguing many organizations.
As mentoring is so central to career success, we need to do a better job at being effective mentors and mentees. Remember, when your mentees succeed, you succeed. Your way of thinking, the ideas you have helped crystallize, and your legacy grows with those you mentor. The best mentoring relationships are ones where you get as much as you give!