Keep a safe distance

Following a mentor is like following a truck. Leave enough distance to see where you’re going — and to swerve if your mentor hits a pothole.

If you’re the mentor, encourage those who watch you to learn from your mistakes as well as your strengths. You don’t want them just like you. You want them wiser than you.

We’re all walking in the same direction. Mentors help others go farther and get there faster.