Reid Passmore 5/31/17
Mentorship prevents organizations from having to start over every time they lose members. Mentorship operates on the principle of giving back the experiences you gained from your mentor.
Good leadership has two qualities: vision and legacy. The leader needs to create a direction and goals. The leader also needs to regularly revise those goals. Legacy has less to do with the impact a leader has left, but rather whether or not they left a framework for the next leader to follow.
On feedback. The reading on international feedback by Meyer gave an example of how someone from an "upgrader" culture almost got fired due to a misunderstanding with his "downgrader" boss. I thought this interaction was interesting. I'm not one for useless feedback. Giving feedback for me is much harder than receiving it. Coming up with useful feedback is a special skill. Additionally, I do think there is a thing such as constructive positive feedback. Sometimes, the positves of a person/idea/thing aren't really emphasized well enough, and the true strength isn't known. When I give feedback, I give what I thought worked really well and then something that needed improvement. Leave out the former, and that positive might be dropped because it wasn't made clear how crucial it was.
That's all I really have to say about that. In the organization I am heavily involved in, Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech, we practice all of the above on a weekly basis. New staff can only be created through mentorship, and without it the organization would die quickly because of graduating students. Additionally, without leaders, the organization would not have direction. Lastly, at the end of every trip we take feedback to reflect on.