Lisa Colon is a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in Fort Lauderdale.

Name a secret ingredient or two for effective mentoring.

Listening and be willing to learn. I love to listen to the ladies that I mentor. They have so much to share and I learn so much from them. When I am with my mentees (protégés) I try to have them do most of the talking. That way, I get to understand what they want to accomplish, even if they do not communicate their goals directly to me.

What’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned and why is it so valuable?