by Kristie Burk
In a recent article from Fast Company on the “The Five Types Of Mentors You Need,” Art Markman writes about the importance of having a group of five different kinds of people, not just one person, surrounding you to help you succeed. Keep in mind that you don’t have to be a rookie to need a mentor — and your mentor doesn’t always have to be older than you.
Markman’s list of people that you need as your mentors includes:
- The Coach
- The Star
- The Connector
- The Librarian
- The Teammate
“[Librarians] are aware of all kinds of hidden resources. Hang out with these people so that you don’t end up reinventing the wheel when you are working on a project.” – Markman
Is there someone specific in the district who has been a good mentor to you? Write me about him or her in a few brief sentences at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll publish the results in a future article!