The possibilities and pitfalls of mentorship
"By having HIV and living with it for so long, I [am] able to support, encourage, and inspire somebody else."
Dianna Cohen, a visual artist and environmentalist, aims to raise awareness about pollution in the world's oceans.
According to the classicist Gregory Nagy, Homer’s epic provides an early example of enlightened guidance that’s still relevant thousands of years later.
Anna Maria Chávez, the former leader of an organization she loved as a child, on the mentors who shaped her career
The filmmaker Mae Ryan and the data journalist Mona Chalabi say that their willingness to push and support each other was the key to creating their Emmy-nominated documentary.
The late Nashville Scene editor Jim Ridley made everyone around him better, and took little credit for himself.
Donna Hicks, a scholar at Harvard, says the lessons from her research on violence apply to interactions with family, friends, and mentees.
For almost 30 years, Dan Meers has built a professional community founded on radical kindness as Kansas City’s KC Wolf.
Dave Gilboa says it’s important to find a mentor “who can tell you when you are being delusional.”
The criminologist Geoffrey Alpert says that it’s not just the substance of constructive criticism that matters—it’s also whom that criticism comes from.
The former broadcaster compares mentorship to a good gym habit—it’s not just about working out today, but every day for years.
To the ragtag groups of volunteers that help him create his artwork, the sculptor Patrick Dougherty is a boss, a mentor, and a humble peer.
Elizabeth Lund, a vice president at Boeing, reflects on the lessons she's learned and passed on during her career as an aeronautical engineer.
Jodi Gillette, formerly an adviser for Native American affairs under President Obama, on how her worldview is built into her career.
The haunting things Bob Lang once saw as a firefighter have influenced the advice he now gives to young colleagues in his work as a lawyer.
Yosimar Reyes, a poet and artist, reflects on the guidance the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has given him.
The writer Ashley C. Ford and her mentor, Roxane Gay, discuss the professional advice they’ve gotten and how to cope with criticism.
More than a dozen mentees of the late journalist remember the lessons he imparted.
“If one person gets a leg up, that’s a leg down for whomever else is competing for those opportunities.”
The economists Darrick Hamilton and Sandy Darity met as student and adviser. Now, they see themselves as equals.
Michael McFaul, who served under President Obama, on being a diplomat in an often hostile environment