Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting a mentor, part of Thought Leadership (2012).
Perhaps the fastest way to become an authority is through the guidance of…someone who has already become one.…This concept has a long history. Centuries ago if I wanted to become a master…blacksmith, I would begin as an apprentice to another blacksmith. Working for…years alongside a master, I would gradually move up the ranks to become a…journeyman, and ultimately a master blacksmith myself.…Today we use the term mentorship. We find a mentor, someone we trust and who…has already achieved success. And by following their device and communicating…with them regularly, we progress toward ultimately becoming a master like them.…
You can find a mentor in any of three settings.…The first is inside of your company.…Let's say that I want to become an authority on programming computer games.…If I'm working inside a company that programs those games, then I can identify…one person who is highly successful in that and is already an authority within…the company. I might approach them and try to develop a professional…
This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.
- Discovering areas where you can contribute thought leadership
- Developing company knowledge that makes you an expert
- Building an authority ladder externally
- Gaining publicity
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 01/03/2012. What changed?
A: This course was retitled, streamlined, and refined throughout, resulting in a slightly shorter runtime. We also added new graphics and a new welcome movie.