The quest for a mentor has taken on a whole new meaning for me when I happened across a reference to the "Mentor-Me-Meg Social Experiment" post in Jill Whalen's High Rankings Advisor newsletter. Jill's sister Beth N. Carvin, CEO of Nobscot Corporation, is actively engaged in a campaign to secure Meg Whitman, CEO of Ebay as a business mentor.
In the initial "Mentor Me Meg!" post you will find a list of "approach" techniques used by Beth that could just as easily work in a job search or career promotion situation. Follow Beth's progress in "Mentor Me Mission-Update One" where more techniques and results are discussed.
Then Jill asks the important question, "What's in it for Meg?" Why would someone want to mentor? And Beth quickly responds with "The Ten Best Reasons to be a Mentor"...WOW! I hope Meg read it. If not, perhaps Beth or someone who knows Meg well and could intercede for Beth, may forward it to her...we'll see what happens.
In the meantime, be entertained with Beth's recent blog post "Best Mentoring Pairs in TV and Film". Which film or TV star would you choose for a mentor and why?