January is National Mentoring Month. Since I've reaped so many benefits from my experiences as both a mentee and a mentor, here are some resources to help you learn more - and perhaps spur you into action:
Check out the Forbes article, Debunking Common Mentoring Myths, for some useful tips from Susan Canfield, author of Mentoring Moments: Inspiring Stories from Eight Business Leaders and MBAs.
As someone who majored in math back in the days when we were told, "Girls don't do math," I was especially interested in the resources from Million Women Mentors, which strives to advance women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through mentoring.
And over at the Wall Street Journal blog, they've compiled 22 articles from guest mentors. Look for insights into the pros and cons of having a mentor, finding a good mentor, when to ditch a mentor's advice, and more.
This originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of ResearchNOTES, a monthly email bulletin with my top tips for online research.