The Duct Tape Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interviewed Ruth, an esteemed expert in mentorship and leadership development. Ruth is the Chief Learning Officer and associate professor of education in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is hailed by nature, Wall Street Journal, and Columbia University as a globally recognized expert in mentorship.

Ruth sheds light on the transformative power of mentorship, emphasizing its significance in personal and professional growth, especially for women and systemically disadvantaged members of society. She shares invaluable insights into effective mentorship strategies and the difference between mentors and tor-mentors, drawing from her extensive experience in mentoring leaders across various industries.

Key Takeaways

“In every profession, those who are mentored out earn and outperform those who are not”.

Ruth underscores the transformative power of mentorship, emphasizing its critical role in personal and professional growth for both Mentor and Mentee. Effective mentorship techniques, such as active listening and fostering strong relationships, form the foundation of successful mentorship dynamics. By creating a culture of mentorship at work and seeking diverse mentorship experiences, individuals and organizations can unlock their full potential, drive innovation, and thrive in today’s competitive business landscape.

Questions I ask Dr. Ruth Gotian:

[01:44] How does working as an anesthesiologist come into the field of mentorship?

[03:26] What are the first steps that need to be taken in igniting a mentorship relationship?

[05:57] Would you say that the organizational approach outlined in your book is what people should begin using as a platform?

[10:31] How often does the mentee become the mentor?

[11:35] How beneficial is mentorship to women and marginalized groups in our society?

[14:54] How do mentorships fail?

[16:33] Can you explain the phrase from the mentor’s point of view ‘hear what’s not being said’ ?

[17:37] Should mentorships be infused in company culture?

[18:08] Where can people connect with you and learn more about the Mentorship?

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