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Joseph Kopser of Grayline Group is an expert on mentorship and the impact it has in both your personal life and the workplace. Kopser lays out four questions you should ask regarding mentors: 1. What is the role of a mentor?
2. What does it mean to be a good mentor?
3. Why is it important to have a mentor?
4. How do mentors guide your decisions?
He defines and explains mentorship and discusses the impact his most important mentor had on him. Finally, he explains "For those of us caught in the trenches, a mentor can give us an eye from the watchtower."
To read his full piece on Mentorship, visit https://www.josephkopser.com/mentorship-not-everybody-gets-it-but-should/
Joseph Kopser of Grayline Group is host of Catalyst TALKS. A series of live, interactive interviews with thought leaders, subject matter experts and operators with first hand experience in the skills needed to lead the workplace in a changing world. His talks focus on the technology, agility, leadership, knowledge, and strategy needed to build teams in a changing world. Joseph is also co-founder of the non-profit USTomorrow focused on workforce readiness. Joseph’s focus is to help people adapt to the changing future of work.
Grayline Group knows that technology is changing faster than business models, and globalization has magnified the threat surface for companies, investors, and governments. Change creates opportunity and risk. It requires the skills of new leadership and strategy in the workplace.
Grayline Group brings together experts, data, and solutions to help business and government leaders manage transformation resulting from technological and socioeconomic catalysts.
Not Everybody Gets It
What is the role of a
Why is it important to
have a mentor?
What does it mean to
be a good mentor?
How do mentors help
guide your decisions?
plays a vital role in your personal development
and the development of others.
To improve both on and off the job, finding a good
mentor is a great way to start.
A mentor can push you to
consider new approaches to
the day-by-day challenges
of your job.
Good mentors aren’t
shackled to the momentary
Role of a Mentor:
A mentor can give you
insights into your month-
by-month and even year-
A mentor can give you an
all-around view of yourself,
your environment, and
My first mentor in the Army, Bob Cone, had the
leadership style of a
He was a subject matter expert on leadership and
was building the next generation of the military.
I saw in him what I wanted to be-
People will be what they can see
Call, email, communicate with your mentor often
Talk about work but more importantly, talk about life
Mentors tend to be generous with their advice and connections
keeping in touch
The key to utilizing a mentor is
Questions effective mentors ask;
What do you
want for the
How will you
Along the way
to get you to the next step
mentors help guide your answers
For those of us caught in the trenches,
A mentor can give us an
eye from the watchtower.
Joseph Kopser is a technology entrepreneur and expert in transportation, smart cities, urban
mobility, energy, national security issues as well as an Army combat veteran. Currently he
serves as an Executive-in-Residence at the McCombs School of Business at the University of
Texas. In addition, he is President of Grayline where he works to bring together experts, data,
and solutions to help companies and public institutions manage disruptive change. Prior to co-
founding Grayline, Joseph co-founded and served as CEO of RideScout, before it was
acquired by Mercedes-Benz in 2014.
Joseph also served in the U.S. Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army
Ranger Tab and Bronze Star and is a graduate of West Point with a BS in Aerospace
Engineering and also received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002. In 2013, he
was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for his efforts in Energy and
Transportation. In 2014, his company won the U.S. Department of Transportation Data
Innovation Award. In 2018, Joseph ran for Congress in a race that attracted more voters than
any of the 36 districts in Texas. Losing by less than 3 points in a heavily gerrymandered district,
Joseph demonstrated that voters want civility and problem solvers in Congress. In his free
time, he works closely with The Bunker, an organization dedicated to supporting veteran
entrepreneurs. In 2017, he co-authored the book, Catalyst, which he recommends you check
out on Amazon. In 2019, Joseph became the inaugural Chairman of the Board of Advisors for
the CleanTX Foundation, an economic development and professional association for
cleantech. Joseph lives in Austin with his wife and is extremely proud of three adult daughters.
Joseph Kopser, President - Grayline Group
Connect with me at JosephKopser.com
Check out my book, Catalyst, on Amazon.