Hacks Newsletter Week 69 – #NextGenHacks


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One of our loyal Hacks Newsletter readers, and a mentee of mine, Leah Quinn, asked me this week if we could cover more hacks for young people first entering the workforce. At her request, here they are:
Leadership Hack #44
When seeking a mentor, take initiative and do your homework. There are plenty of potential mentors, but you have to do the work to find them. Put yourself out there, and don’t feel shy about approaching your heroes or people you admire. The worst they can say is no.

Leadership Hack #45
Clarify what you’re looking for in a mentorship And ask your mentors what they want out of the relationship. First, get clear with yourself about what you want out of this relationship. Weekly lunch meetings? Someone who will take a hands-on role in your career? General encouragement? Then, convey that information articulately and honestly to your potential mentor so you can see if it’s a match.

Leadership Hack #46
Find someone who is personally invested in your success. You want someone who cares about you on both a professional and personal level, a mentor who can wholeheartedly cheer you on.

Leadership Hack #47
Be conscious of time….and continually thank your mentor for his or her impact on your life. Your mentor’s time is valuable, and he or she is sharing it with you. Be respectful and mindful of that gift. When you say you’re going to show up somewhere, show up. And a  little gratitude goes a long way. I make a point to thank my mentors often for everything they’ve done for me, whether that’s through a handwritten thank you note or an email. These people have impacted your life, often in powerful ways. Thank them for it.

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