Saying thank you to each of my mentors
May 31, 2014 § Leave a comment
As I reflect over the past few years of professional learning I realise that I need to pass on a thank you to each of my mentors. They have played an important role in my development and these are some of the key ways that I have benefitted from their service.
1. Confidence – Each mentor has helped me to make sense of difficult and complex situations and offered advice that has provided me with confidence going into new situations. They have provided frameworks for decision making, routines for organisation and procedures for continually developing in leadership skills.
2. Humility – We all make mistakes and it was interesting to hear about how each mentor learnt from their failures. It spoke volumes of their character and convictions and has reminded me of the great importance that humility plays in leadership.
3. Courage – They have all encouraged me to reach for the stars, and this has made a huge difference to my outlook. They have encouraged me to have the difficult decisions, to get alongside team members and to not give up.
Thank you to each mentor who has invested in me.