Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Making connections, part of Mentoring Others.
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Up next, let's think about helping this person by making connections. …If you're going to be a great mentor providing advice is useful and essential, I get that; …but you also have to expand their world, which means connecting them to people …that might enhance their development. …Now, I want you to understand that doing this is not risk-free. …When you put someone out there and you're representing them as a top …professional, well, you face a risk, because if they ever falter, that …could shine on you. …So maybe let this unfold slowly from low-risk to high-risk. …For example, you can start by encouraging them to join certain groups that you …know will be developmental for them, so now you're making connections for them …and you're not experiencing any risk at all. …Once you get to know them, if they're making progress, showing huge potential …and you know they're a future star, you can take another risk. …Maybe you actually reach out on LinkedIn, for example, and connect them to someone …