Having a mentor is an effective and meaningful way to approach career development. Mentors can advise on ideas for getting recognition at work, short- and long-term professional goals, and leadership development. Mentorship is also an effective way to maintain accountability for career growth.
In the “10-Minute Mentorship” video series, nationally recognized speaker, author, coach, and 2020 Governmental Affairs Conference emcee Antonio Neves interviews credit union leaders about career development topics. Here are five pieces of advice from guest mentors for stepping it up in the workplace:
- When plans go off the rails, think differently. CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle knows firsthand that the goals you thought you were working toward can change almost overnight. Going into 2020, the credit union movement was “humming on all cylinders,” Nussle says. Then, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began. To respond effectively to a volatile situation, Nussle recommends thinking in terms of horizons. “The first horizon is what you’re doing today,” he says. “The second one is what’s around the corner. The third one is what the future needs to be.”
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