Mentoring the Future
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A short introduction
In this book, I hope to be able to illustrate to you why I believe
mentoring is so critical to success in everyone's life and the benefits of
embracing such a paradigm. I believe it's not just a method applicable
to the workplace, but it also has relevance in the home, school, place
of worship, community and general society. Indeed, it's a model
for successful living. Any entity which adopts and internalizes the
philosophy of mentoring as its modus operandi has lodged itself into
a game changer. It is like wiring the DNA for excellence into the
very fabric of an organization, thereby securing and perpetuating a
culture of success.
I honestly believe the best investment is in people, for when
you invest in material things you are only purchasing time, but in
empowering others you are investing not only in time but for all
eternity. Let's loan our shoulders, so others can climb higher than we
have ever been. In 1159, John of Salisbury wrote in The Metalogicon:
“Bernard of Chartres used to compare us to dwarfs perched on the
shoulders of giants. He said that we see more and farther than our
predecessors, not because we have keener vision or greater height,
but because we are lifted and borne aloft on their gigantic stature.”
Finally, the life that counts isn't measured so much by what
it has accumulated for itself, but rather in how much it invests in
others. For in this way, you are both leaving a legacy while shaping
or predicting the future.
Osbourne Murray is a Christian pastor, coaching specialist and
manager, mentor, motivational speaker and author. He is founder
and president of Mt. Horeb Sanctuary of Praise Ministries, founder
and CEO of Osandra Cake and Pastry Deli and founder and CEO
of Career Development, Promotions and Resource Center (CDPRC).
As a Christian pastor and business leader in his community,
Osbourne Murray challenges individuals to achieve excellence in
With extensive experience in Christian Ministry and with
tremendous success in sales, Osbourne is passionate about mentoring
because of the significant role it has played in his life and careers.
Osbourne believes mentoring is critical to accelerate the learning
curve and that everyone needs a mentor to serve as a guide and
inspiration. Osbourne attributes his success to the many role models
and mentors who invested in him, inspiring him to believe he could
be anything he wanted to be. Osbourne believes mentors are the
greatest assets to those who are serious about excelling in their
professions and in any other aspects of their lives. To neglect the
wisdom and knowledge of those who came before and successfully
did what you are aspiring to do is counterproductive. The insights
and lessons learned from those encounters and individuals; he now
shares with you, his readers.
Osbourne Murray possesses the ability to inspire and motivate
people to move to the next level and fulfill their God-given potential.
He is certain to both inspire and challenge you.
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