NCG, Inc Reviews: 5 Reasons Why We NEED Mentors!
NCG, Inc knows that there is always room for improvement or new knowledge to gain. As your business grows and matures, so will your team, and so should you. But, if you’re a leader, you’re probably getting pretty good now at getting your team to grow, providing them with advice and useful tools for their development. But, how do you grow? Growing as a leader is essential to your success and to do that you need to find a mentor.
1. Having already “walked the walk.”
A mentor can provide knowledge based on various business experiences. The best mentors have successfully navigated the same industry as the entrepreneur and can provide insight on the obstacles you’ll face. A solid mentor might not automatically have all the answers, but will know the questions to ask or the direction to guide you. They will try to understand where you’re coming from and that can make all the difference.
2. Offering a sounding board.
By definition, the best mentors are there to help, which means they have no hidden agendas. Once you build up a strong relationship with such a mentor, you have a rare opportunity to freely seek professional advice, without worrying about conflicts of interest or misplaced trust. Additionally, the mentor can be a neutral party and provide candid feedback on your plans or strategies and help you make your decisions with confidence.
3. Offering networks to leverage.
Even if a mentor can’t help you on a certain issue, chances are they’ll know someone who can. This persons networks and resources are probably much more extensive than your own and a mentors referral or introduction carries more weight than a business card at a networking event. Building a strong relationship with a mentor will broaden your network.
4. Providing perspective and vision.
Part of your job as a leader is to focus on the big picture. But, it can be difficult to maintain perspective at a time of stress. A relatively minor setback can seem like an urgent crisis, whereas smaller problems left un-handled can have long-term negative effects on your business. A mentor can help you navigate through both types of circumstances by providing a fresh pair of eyes to evaluate and assess the situation and give you a nudge or two when necessary.
5. Focusing on the person not just the company.
As leaders you have a lot at stake when it comes to your business ventures. Everyone is looking at you to lead and it’s not uncommon to lose yourself as you put the best interest of the company before your own. A mentor can help you take a step back and offer a chance to focus on you as an individual, which is essential for maintaining your sanity and your company’s successful growth.
NCG, Inc is a privately owned marketing company. We specialize in client relations and brand building. Our job is to help the companies that we work with grow and expand through their target markets. For our people, we provide them with the tools and resources necessary to grow within our company and advance into management positions. To learn more about the career opportunities available, please visit our website: www.ncg-corp.com/