Most mentorship focuses on the workplace but the greatest value according to this article is broad impact in helping people across all areas of life.
Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career
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In 2018, I spent a few hours with a Stanford University research librarian pulling up all the articles, studies and books on mentoring we could find. We found that the vast majority focus on how it is practiced in the workplace and how organization-wide programs are administered. There was remarkably little analysis or advice on how to mentor the whole person, extending beyond the career to include discussions about behavior, values, relationships, parenting, finances, and even spiritual life.
According to a recent study, while more than 75% of professional men and women want to have a mentor, only 37% have one.