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5 Ways To Share Your Professional Expertise And 4 Reasons You Should

Be a Resource

Each and every day, you likely have something worthwhile to share that could be beneficial to your colleagues. Don't keep these useful pieces of information to yourself.

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Mentoring and Coaching

The terms mentoring and coaching are often mistakenly interchanged. Although they are similar, they are not the same when it comes to approach.

  • Mentoring - long-term relationship ...
History and Definition of Mentorship

The word "mentor" was first used in Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey" when Odysseus entrusted the care of his kingdom to Mentor who served as a teacher and overseer to Odysseus' son.

This is where mentor was derived meaning "a trusted councelor or guide."

Why Seek Out a Mentor

A mentor is not someone who gives you direct answers, but someone who challenges you to know the right answer. 

And in life, you can't be spoon-fed all the time. The role of a mentor is to guide you and give you the wisdom in knowing the answer.

Benefits of teaching what you learn
  • When you learn with the intention to teach, you learn more deeply.
  • While you teach, you will realize where you have gaps in your knowledge.
  • Teaching will give ...
The Explanation Effect

Learning is not passive: you can't learn just by taking in information. Without some form of active processing, like teaching, almost everything we read is lost in a short time.

Peter Drucker
Peter Drucker

“No one learns as much about a subject as one who is forced to teach it.”

The 5-Hour Rule
The 5-Hour Rule

The most successful, busy people in the world dedicate at least 5 hours a week to deliberate learning.

The 5-Hour Rule is the most critical practice we can all adopt for long-term career suc...

The Simple Math 

It takes about 6,400 hours of class time and studying to get a 4-year degree. Assume that it takes you only 5,000 hours to master your field.

While you are happy that you've prepared for your profession, the knowledge you've learned is fast becoming outdated. We can safely assume that in 10 years, 50% of the facts in the field would be outdated. This means that for you, just to keep up in your current field, you'd need to learn 5 hours per week, 50 weeks a year.

Trends To Consider

When we consider the future of work, there are two trends we should keep a note of. They are:

  1. Half-life of knowledge
  2. Law of increasing learning