Keep a safe distance

Following a mentor is like following a truck. Leave enough distance to see where he’s going — and to swerve if he 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 to be like you. You want them to be wiser than you.

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