Mentoring, Networking and Innovation by @berkson0
I co-authored a post this week for PR Conversations with Fred McClimans on the impact and role of mentoring. Here is an excerpt. You can find the full article here. Excerpt: The "hyper-connected" generation Technology, pervasive communication and the global availability of "any information everywhere" have had a negative impact on the state of mentorships. Twenty years ago we had a culture where peers still relied upon personal face-to-face (or voice-to-voice) real-time communications. As we "graduated up" from high-school to university or college, we were introduced to a new level of peers and potential teachers/mentors. As we left our institutions of higher education and moved into the work-force, each new job opportunity brought with it a "new" level of contacts. This change in contacts and peers wasn't necessarily by choice. It was a by-product of the way we communicated and the limitations that geography placed upon our network of "on-demand" peers. Today's generation (some may