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ERIC Number: EJ995756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
The Greatest Gift of All
Smith, Clayton
College and University, v88 n1 p35-37 Sum 2012
In this article, the author talks about his career that has included positions in government and higher education, with the last 25 years having been spent working at four postsecondary institutions in the United States and Canada. In all cases, he has been blessed by having a caring and supportive mentor (sometimes more than one). Looking back over his career, the author believes that the most important thing he has done as a leader has been to learn from his mentors and to serve as a mentor not only to those with whom he works but also to colleagues throughout his career network. There is nothing more influential than a mentor who knows a person, cares about his/her future, and remains connected to him/her over an extended period of time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States