Mentoring is now a 360º activity, and no longer a top-down imposition. We have to learn from other people who provide new perspectives.
E.g. The PWC Mentoring Program partners young associates with senior managers to promote knowledge and skill sharing in social media.
Take ownership of your learning. The “Teach ME” days are over. You are in charge of your own learning. Don’t put your learning in the hands of anyone else. You are responsible for learning from everything and everyone.
Don’t wait for them to tell you in a class. Learning is like Leadership, it can be learned, but cannot be taught.
We can´t stop learning at the age of 21. Learning is not confined to childhood or the classroom, but occurs throughout life and in a range of situations. It is the ongoing, voluntary and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances competitiveness and employability; but also social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development.