I once had the great privilege of hearing former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speak. Her speech was powerful, with one line in particular staying with me over the years: "There's a special place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women."
I was honored to speak at the international conference of 100 Black Men of America, where this year's focus was on the topic of mentorship. This got me thinking about the skyrocketing high school dropout rate amongst our kids.
There's something troubling about the use of the word "relationship" that excludes all relationships but romantic ones. All other adult relationships aren't just excluded in the wording; they're absent from the studies.
It's a compelling story, but it's Downing's intelligence, his bone-dry wit, his carefully measured sorrow, carefully controlled rage, and beautifully wrought prose that make this memoir such a standout.
The success of any relationship boils down to one thing - good relationship-building skills. Here, we will discuss seven key steps you can take to make the most of your opportunity to work with a mentor.