Are You Talking to a Mentor, Peer, or Trainee

Photo by Humphrey Muleba on Unsplash

Over the years I have heard of this idea of labeling people as += or -.

The +, plus, people are people you can learn from. They are your mentors even if they would not agree to that label. Sometimes they are your boss or even their boss.

The =, equal, people are your peers. These are folks at your level in an organization with whom you should get along and…