BY J.N. WHIDDON
Mentor-protégé relationships and the value of lifelong learning
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Every man I meet is my superior in some way; and in that I can learn of
him.” This is especially true when it comes to mentors.
Simply put, no one gets there alone. No matter how gifted you are, eventually you will need help
or guidance. It is important not to pass up opportunities that present themselves. After all, being
mentored by one of the best is a sure way to enhance your leadership skills and ensure your success. It
follows in any profession—if your mentor has succeeded, you likely will too.