I was asked yesterday on advice.
A young talented colleague wants to have a mentor.
I thought for a while and said, fine.
Fine to his idea, but not fine for me being a mentor to him.
Why? Well, honestly, he is very good.
And I don’t see myself as adequate.
But, to give him a bit of guidance I suggested a few things.
If one is as accomplished as you are, I said, better look for a partner, or go it alone.
Don’t settle for security when facing a challenge.
Be brave, and resolute.