‘I am the amalgamation of every single girl I’ve ever thought was cool’: why role-models and mentors are so important. – transform

‘I am the amalgamation of every single girl I’ve ever thought was cool’: why role-models and mentors are so important.

When I was growing up I made role models out of my peers constantly. I picked up behaviours, language, and some very questionable fashion choices in an attempt to be a combination of everything I thought was cool or clever.

Given the popularity of this tweet I don’t think I was alone.

That process is no different when it comes to work, it’s just slightly less fashion focused. I’m constantly learning from and stealing what I like best about my colleagues. That might mean trying to emulate how our more senior co-workers hold themselves or noting down something great I’ve seen a colleague do while facilitating a workshop, or even just borrowing someone else’s inbox management trick…

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