Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Reaching Out.

Byline: STRATEGIES By Sharon Niederman * Illustration by Amy Dixon

Mentors cultivate significant relationships through guidance

A few months ago, I received the newsletter of a professional organization I no longer belong to. Just as I was about to pitch it, I noticed my name in the president's message. Curious, I paused to read the bulletin. There the current president recounted how she had been introduced to the organization. I had, it seems, invited her to the group's monthly lunch meeting, then picked her up at her office and driven her there as my guest. I had forgotten it that was about six years ago but my invitation and the little bit of energy I expended had clearly made an impact when she was just starting out. …

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