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Being a mentor - why and how

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Andy Milner

Here's an interesting piece from Harvard Business Review on some the benefits of being a mentor.

 

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Our experiment results showed that people who served as mentors experienced lower levels of anxiety, and described their job as more meaningful, than those who did not mentor.

 

Lower anxiety and higher job satisfaction is something that most of us would sign up for!

 

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A study of police officers suggests mentoring can help mentors as well as mentees.

 

Thanks @Eva Keogan for pointing this is my direction.

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