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Outstanding idea! I think mentoring can only help everyone, newbies and
veterans alike. Newbies gain the benefit of another's experience, support
and networking contacts. Veterans gain fresh ideas, new networking contacts,
and a new take on managing people.
I would love to have some opportunities to do so. Eric, perhaps this could
be a new feature on the Whirlers site, allowing those of us who would like
to mentor an opportunity to match up with new whirlers who'd like to be
From: kimber_miller -at- acs-inc -dot- com
All this has me thinking that ours is a profession requiring
up the ladder of experience reaching back to assist new professionals in
and climbing the same ladder of professionalism.
Yet, ours is also a profession that is production-driven. Deadlines and
time-to-market are king. How can mentoring possibly fit into this
environment? How can it NOT?