Employees selecting employees is empowering and inspires ownership. Employees who are trained to interview and hire their co-workers are invested in them, model excellent behavior for them, train them, and most importantly - want them to be successful.
Eyes are on you. People are listening. Your social media posts are being viewed.
What do they say about you? As a leader? As a person?
Lifelong learner. It's a trait of the most successful people. It's certainly a fallacy to believe that we can ever get to a point of knowing it all.
When I think of mentoring, I think of Luke Skywalker from the famous scene in Star Wars when Yoda is strapped to his back, whispering direction and wisdom in his ear for an entire journey.
“We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions.” -Mr. Miyagi
Who is the “perfect boss” in our world today? Is it Indra Nooyi? Named one of Forbes Top ten business leaders in the world today, she meets a whole lot of boss requirements when you consider she “does the right thing” in spite of potential financial losses, and she also works very hard to make work fun for her employees. Who wouldn’t want to drink Pepsi all day and interact with a boss that led an all-girl rock band?