Reflecting on my career, I can attribute many of my “soft skills” to my parents. My father’s schooling ended after seventh grade, but he wanted his three girls to have access to quality education, and that education was reinforced at home.
Reverse mentoring is part of a business continuity plan.
That's how Avery M. Blank, J.D., principal and owner of Avery Blank Consulting in Philadelphia, looks at it.
"It's about survival," she said during a panel discussion, "Reverse Mentoring: New Voices, New Visions," on Oct. 19.
If there is one ingredient in the recipe for a successful transition to civilian life that I could recommend, it would be to find and work with a mentor.
The simple definition of a mentor is “an experienced, trusted advisor”. Such a small definition, to what amounts to be a life changing and important tool in succeeding in your transition into the civilian world and the next chapter of your career.