Finding mentors all around youWednesday, July 26th, 2017
In the last week, I’ve seen several examples of mentorship in action. It got me thinking about how important it is to find role models in our lives.
A local newscaster
On Friday, Jim Vance, a long-time local newscaster in Washington, DC, died. Vance, as he was always called, was the anchor on the evening news for 45 years; yes, 45 years. In a town filled with so many transients, he was a constant. Along with his broadcast partner of 28 years, Doreen Gentzler, their NBC-affiliate newscast held the number one spot for decades. As I watched the tributes come in, I was struck by how many people he had mentored.
What was it about Vance that moved so many people? I think it was his ability to connect on a genuine level with people.