What 30 Rock can teach you about mentoring [infographic]

by Melany Gallant | Posted | Leadership

NBC’s comedy, 30 Rock wasn’t just one of the cleverest shows on television… Through the quirky relationship between Jack Donaghy and his sassy, adorkable mentee, Liz Lemon, the show also holds some key secrets about mentorship.

Mentoring is a mutually beneficial activity. The mentor gains satisfaction in becoming a trusted advisor and role model, while the mentee receives guidance and encouragement from someone who has “been there” and “done that.”

We think Jack and Liz demonstrate a near-perfect (and definitely quirky) example of the mentor-mentee relationship.

Here are some lessons about being a good mentor that you can learn from Jack and Liz.

Learn, grow and forge ties

So there you have it. While every mentor-mentee relationship is unique the opportunities to learn, grow and forge ties is what makes the mentorship model so successful. And why it can be of mutual benefit for both parties.

Now have your say. What do you think it takes to be a successful mentor?

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