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Part V: The Value-Added Technologist > The Role of Mentoring

Chapter 22. The Role of Mentoring

Mentoring: An Active Learning/Teaching Model

As we further develop the idea of building a career, it makes sense to understand the role that mentoring takes. The idea of a few trusted advisors is not new. In fact, you can find accounts of mentors and advisors in virtually every notable individual throughout history.

The question then becomes how to identify mentors for your life and professional development, and how you should consider serving as a mentor, too.


The idea of the self-made man is a myth. Although notable figures in history and in business seem to have made something out of nothing, the fact is, we all fall back on influential people throughout our lives. These people might be direct acquaintances or those who have influenced through writing or other less direct sources.


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