“You know, you have what it takes to make this a career...if you want to,” my Executive Director, who had building supervisor duties that evening, said to me. Although he probably doesn’t remember that comment, I hope he still remembers me.
Millennials: you are craving an opportunity for mentoring. No kidding, here's the article that says so. And not only just mentoring, but the kind that creates genuine relationships, tangible wisdom, and an experience that will benefit you in the long run. For David, having a mentor meant getting through high school and, now, fulfilling his dream of becoming an airline pilot. Think about this? How far would you fly without a mentor in your life?
“It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference”. - Anonymous
Are you just starting off as a young leader and want to know what it takes to be successul in your career? Did you just graduate from high school or college and need some advice for navigating the sea that is a job with endless possibilities. Perhaps you're even thinking about a career with the Y but don't know where to begin?
Your most powerful asset as a young leader is having a mentor. Without one, David wouldn't be in college and on his way of becoming a pilot.
A recent article from the Case Foundation suggests that young leaders today are motived to be cause-driven members of the community by three top factors: "passion, meeting people, and enhancing their expertise." What does this mean for the Millennials who are just joining or are already members of the Y?