Are You Ready to be a Mentor?

Whether intentional or not, many of us will find ourselves in the role of a mentor during some point in our lives. Whether these relationships are more formal (part of a program or from an explicit request for mentoring) or less formal (a relationship that forms slowly over time), we should take a moment to make sure we are ready for the responsibility of helping to guide another’s development. Below are some questions you should ask yourself whenever you find yourself in the mentor’s role.  1. Do you have the time to be a mentor? In order for any relationship...
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Mentoring in Practice: Dan Getman of Pfizer

Mentoring in Practice Dan Getman, Ph.D., Vice President, Pfizer Global Research & Development Q: Tell me about a person who made a difference to you in your career. A: Almost every boss or colleague I have had has been a mentor in some regard. I would point to my first Boss, Don Morris. He did a great job of exposing me to the breadth of the corporation. He really gave me a lot of opportunities to make connections and presented me with a lot of opportunities that I was able to expand my knowledge and perspective within the industry and...
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