For the past decade or two, I’ve been fortunate to have so many mentors who have poured into my life. I’ve written about it more than once, including in my October 13, 2014, post entitled What is a Mentor?
I’ve also observed that many executives I meet have very few, if any, mentors. So, me being me, I concluded once again that I am a “lucky guy.”
The other day, I was expressing to a group of executives how fortunate I am and how sad I feel for those individuals without mentors, who go it alone. One of the executives, a longtime friend and colleague who happens to be a clinical psychologist, said, “Did you ever consider that possibly you have so many mentors because you’re open to and solicit input from others?”
Believe or not, I had never had that thought.
So I ask you: Do you have mentors? If your answer is no, then why not?