Mentoring

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Submitted By: bruce
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Being a mentor to someone less experienced is not just giving them basic work to do. Instead it means spending time focused on the “why & how” not just the “what & when”. Estimators know better than most what deadlines are and most of us have probably never missed one, making many personal sacrifices to just “get the job done”. When having a less experienced worker helping us, it’s human nature to carve out the more mundane tasks and give it to the helper. It doesn’t take much extra time to use every assignment as a teaching opportunity and help someone expand their knowledge. Remember, we were all young once and someone had to show us how to “get the job done”.

Management is getting work done through people; leadership is developing people through work.

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