Scott Jeffrey Miller, author of The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship, joins host John R. Miles on the Passion Struck podcast to share his valuable insights and advice for mentors and mentees. This episode is a must-listen for aspiring mentors seeking practical guidance and advice. Miller’s book and his expertise can help improve mentorship skills and enhance personal and professional development.
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The Proven Guide to Great Mentorship: Expert Advice with Scott Jeffrey Miller
Discover the power of mentorship in this episode of the Passion Struck podcast. In this episode of the Passion Struck podcast, host John R. Miles interviews Scott Jeffrey Miller, author of The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship. Miller shares his valuable insights and advice for both mentors and mentees, emphasizing that mentorship is a reciprocal relationship that can transform both parties. He discusses the concept of setting boundaries in mentorship, encouraging mentors to avoid giving direct advice based on their own experiences and instead focus on guiding mentees.
Miller also dismisses the notion that mentorship depends on age or experience, highlighting that anyone can be a mentor and everyone can benefit from mentorship. This episode is a must-listen for aspiring mentors, as Miller’s practical tips and the 13 roles he outlines in his book can help improve mentorship skills and enhance personal and professional growth.
By listening to Scott and John, you will be able to:
- Discover the powerful impact mentorship can have on your personal and professional journey.
- Gain invaluable insights from Scott Jeffrey Miller’s book on top-notch mentorship practices.
- Grasp the importance of setting boundaries in mentorship to safeguard your professional integrity.
- Realize the essential role of the challenger in providing useful feedback for your self-growth.
- Understand that being a mentor isn’t limited to age or experience, implying how mentorship benefits both parties.
- And much, much more!
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More From My Conversation With Scott Jeffrey Miller
Scott Jeffrey Miller’s journey into the world of leadership and mentorship began not in a lecture hall or a swanky corporate office, but rather in the comforting confines of his childhood home. Instead of tuning into the chart-topping tunes of the ’80s, young Scott found himself captivated by the wise words of Bruce Williams, a trailblazer of talk radio.
Williams, though unaware of the profound impact he was having, became Scott’s first mentor, shaping his understanding of fields like business and investing. This unorthodox mentorship instilled in Scott the belief that mentors needn’t be physically present to make a difference. This insight laid the groundwork for Scott’s future career, eventually leading him to write his acclaimed book, The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship.
Setting Boundaries as a Mentor
Effective mentoring involves setting healthy boundaries with mentees. Boundaries set the parameters for a respectful and meaningful relationship between the mentor and mentee. They ensure that both parties are on the same page regarding expectations and responsibilities. By defining boundaries, mentors preserve their personal well-being and professional integrity and establish a balanced and functional relationship with their mentees. These boundaries can relate to punctuality, preparedness, agenda-setting, and networking.
Scott Jeffrey Miller shares his perspective on the necessity of setting boundaries in a mentorship relationship. He advocates for three primary boundaries – punctuality and preparedness, agenda setting, and networking boundaries, establishing his belief in the importance of respecting each other’s time and commitments. Miller believes these boundaries create a more productive and fulfilling mentorship experience. By setting clear boundaries, mentors can better guide their mentees towards personal and professional growth.
The Importance of Mentorship
Mentorship is a powerful tool that can significantly alter the course of a person’s life. Having a mentor can provide you with the necessary perspective, guidance, and, often, the motivation you need to push through challenges and grow in your chosen path. The right mentor can impart incomparable wisdom, thereby allowing the mentee to gain valuable insights from their mentor’s experiences and perspectives. While the mentor benefits from the satisfaction of impacting someone’s life, the mentee is presented with the opportunity to light up their path with the mentor’s insights, thereby strengthening their confidence and amplifying their potential.
Scott Jeffrey Miller emphasizes the significance of mentorship during his conversation with John R. Miles. Drawing from his own life, Miller openly discusses how his mentors played a significant role in his success. He truly believes that having a mentor helped him continue, even when the journey seemed hard and the odds were stacked against him. According to Miller, having a mentor by your side to guide, motivate, reassure, and even challenge you can be an absolute game-changer. He encourages everyone to seek mentorship, noting that it is an investment in self-improvement and lifelong learning.
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- Website: https://www.scottjeffreymiller.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottjeffreymiller/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottjeffreymiller/
- Explore FranklinCovey’s leadership development resources and programs.
- Listen to Scott Miller’s podcast, FranklinCovey On Leadership with Scott Miller, for insightful interviews with top leaders.
- Consider becoming a mentor and providing growth opportunities to future leaders.
- Take the time to set clear expectations and goals for your mentorship journey.
- Use practical forms and timelines to track progress and identify new opportunities.
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About Today’s Guest, Scott Jeffrey Miller
Meet the incredible Scott Jeffrey Miller, a seasoned advisor on thought leadership and the former Chief Marketing Officer of the worldwide giant Franklin Covey. With an impressive track record, including hosting the respected podcast On Leadership with Scott Miller, Scott has firmly established himself as a bona fide thought leader. His compelling book series, Mess to Success, and best-selling Everyone Deserves a Great Manager; both capture his deep understanding of leadership and mentorship dynamics – a knowledge he has passionately poured into his newest offering, The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship.
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John R. Miles is globally recognized as an expert in intentional behavior change, leadership, personal mastery, and veteran advocacy. He founded and serves as CEO of PASSION STRUCK®. This media company boasts a significant social media following and tens of millions of annual views on its podcasts and YouTube channels. His podcast, Passion Struck with John R. Miles, sets records and has held the top spot among alternative health podcasts. Furthermore, John is the author of the upcoming book “Passion Struck,” which is set to be published in early 2024.
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