Great leaders know this and not only learn from their elders, but from the next generation as well.
It's important to learn from those who have walked the path before you, but when it comes to learning about the future, you need the help of the next generation.
Reverse mentoring can be informal but takes intentionality. You must spend time with the next generation and ask lots of questions.
What music are you listening to?
What technology are you using?
What movies are you watching?
What toys are you playing with?
What social media are you using?
What games are you playing?
Where do you spend time online?
Engaging in reverse mentoring has many benefits.
- It's a shortcut to staying relevant to the culture.
- It helps you understand the next generation.
- It helps you connect with the next generation.
- It makes your ministry more effective.
- It extends your ministry.