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BUSINESS BASICS
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How to Grow with a Mentor

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here’s a hard truth to business: you either grow GOAL SETTING professionally or become irrelevant. Mentoring allows motivated people to fill gaps they Unfortunately, we’re all at risk of allowing dayhave identified in their abilities – anything from pubto-day details to nudge us off the path leading from lic speaking and teaching to social-media marketing, where we are now to where we want to go in our careers change management and succession planning. Whatever – and our operations. When this gap forms, often the the topic, you build the foundation by setting goals and shortest distance between any two points involves learnfinding professionals who can help you achieve them. ing something new, and for a busy professional, some of It’s not as difficult as it sounds. the best comes in the form of mentoring. “The benefits of mentoring go both ways,” said This collaborative relationship allows you and your hand-picked mentor to dive into goals developMentoring is independent study, and the ing specific skills, abilities, knowledge and thinking, according to Lois onus is on you to make it work. To do so, Zachary, president of Leadership you should know how to get started, how to Development Services and author of build the relationship and how to use the three books on mentoring, includexperience to your advantage. ing The Mentee’s Guide. “It’s about your development as a professional and your competency as a professional,” Zachary said. Indeed, experts say, it’s a tool used by many of the Ellen Ensher, a professor of management at Loyola most successful business people, and it’s built into the Marymount University and author of Power Mentoring. culture of the companies they lead. It can work in your “Research shows the mentors benefit as much from the shop, too – even if you have to look outside your walls relationship as the protégés, but what they give and get for new insight. is quite different.” Mentoring is independent study, and the onus is on For the former, mentoring in the workplace often leads you to make it work. To do so, you should know how to greater career mobility – largely because the protégé to get started, how to build the relationship and how to has access to the mentor’s network – as well as greater use the experience to your advantage. In return, you will career satisfaction rooted in the emotional support from access expertise and experience that will take you farthe relationships. Likewise, the mentor gains a conduit ther than you could ever go alone. into a different organization or industry, boosts his or her
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News November 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
International News and Regulatory Updates
Modernizing Electricals
Member Profile
House & Hangar Calls
Gliders, Sailplanes and Motor-Gliders
A Conversation With...
Apple's Latest Smartphone Creates Chaos, Opportunity
Before & After
Member Profile
Business Basics
Aviation Aces
Theory & Practice
Legal Ease
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News November 2012 - Intro
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Avionics News November 2012 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News November 2012 - AEA Now
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Avionics News November 2012 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News November 2012 - Modernizing Electricals
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Avionics News November 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News November 2012 - House & Hangar Calls
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Avionics News November 2012 - Gliders, Sailplanes and Motor-Gliders
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Avionics News November 2012 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News November 2012 - Apple's Latest Smartphone Creates Chaos, Opportunity
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Avionics News November 2012 - Before & After
Avionics News November 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News November 2012 - Business Basics
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Avionics News November 2012 - Aviation Aces
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Avionics News November 2012 - Theory & Practice
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Avionics News November 2012 - Legal Ease
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Avionics News November 2012 - What's New
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Avionics News November 2012 - Marketplace Classifieds
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