Yes, a mentor.
You should routinely work with interns. It’s a great way to get special projects done, but often the young professionals bring more than just task-work. When talking through projects with young professionals, their questions open up new and innovative ways to stay on the cutting edge in serving clients.
With the world changing, CEOs like Jan Owen agree, “If you’re over 45 and you don’t have an under 30-year-old mentor — not mentee, but mentor —you’re going to miss fundamental shifts in thinking that are happening. I think the smart organizations are harvesting young people’s skills and technologies.”
– Cyndee Woolley, The SWFL 100