After skipping New Year's Eve (I spent the day with family and away from an internet connection) I'm back for the fifth in our series of seven tips to improve your professional results.
You can find the first four:1234
and number five?Mentor someone.
This might seem backwards - to improve yourself by helping someone else. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you share experiences and advice with someone else (especially when your focus is on their
improvement) you are reflecting on what you have learned; helping you deepen your knowledge and remind yourself of things that work.
Make the time to help and support someone else on their professional development path. It might be someone in your department or in your organization, or someone external. In any case, you will be helping another person succeed by benefiting from your experience.
You can grow by finding a mentor for yourself, and that is a wonderful strategy. But you can gain tremendously by being the mentor too.