Want a Mentor? Be a Mentor.

The role will help your own career

Having a mentor is great, but being a mentor will teach you new lessons. Kacy Burdette

Famous leaders credit much of their success to great mentors. Mark Zuckerberg was mentored by Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg by Larry Summers, and Bill Gates by Warren Buffet. No one is too good to need a mentor. But what we don’t usually consider is what the mentor gets out of the relationship. There is a selfish side to mentoring and it’s a secret too good to keep.  

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Elyssa Seidman is a strategy director at Motive.