FOLLOW Empowering your mentee
Mentoring has as ultimate goal the fact of making the mentee feel more self-confident and aware that he or she can achieve whatever planned.
In order for this to happen, it is the mentor's duty to lead the mentee to the right questions, but not to the answers themselves.
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FOLLOW Mentoring Matters: Three Essential Elements Of Success
Since January is National Mentoring Month, now is the perfect time to explore the positive impact that mentoring can have on your career. Whether you are the mentor or the mentee, the mentoring relationship can push your career to new heights.
What Makes a Good Mentor Sincere and have the desire to develop and help others even without any price. Prepared to commit time and energy to the mentoring relationship. Have the relev... What Makes a Good Mentee He's committed to expanding capabilities and focused on achieving professional results. Clear about their career goals, needs, and wants. Willing to ask for help. Able to seek and accept positive or negative feedback. Personally responsible and accountable. Ready, willing, and able to meet on a regular basis. The Mentoring Relationship
To develop a successful mentoring relationships:
Design the Alliance. Both parties must have an agreement on the contact and response times, meetings, confidentiality, focus, feedback, and goals and accountability. Get to Know Each Other. It is important to have a strong relationship and trust before focusing on the problem. Set the Agenda. Be clear on the purpose and goals of the program. Reflect and Evaluate. Know if there is a progress or development gained from the mentoring every few meetings. Closeout. Before parting ways, have a closure with each other. Reflect and appreciate what both parties have learned and gained from the experience. FOLLOW Are you mentorable?
Here are the characteristics that can make you someone that other people want to guide, from mentoring researcher Victoria Black.
A Good Mentee
Having the right mentor or ‘Guru’ in our life can change one's entire trajectory. It’s common to see people labelled as good mentors, but rare for anyone to make themselves into good mentees.
Characteristics Of Mentorability Valuing the most precious resource being provided by the mentor: Time. Being clear about one’s expectations and objectives, so that the most suitable and effective guidance is provided. Being open to input, advice, criticism and feedback, ready to hear things you wouldn’t normally want to hear. Expressing Gratitude. Self-assessing yourself as a good mentee, committing to the partnership. Expecting the unexpected, and learning from it. FOLLOW This Is How a Great Mentor Could Boost Your Career and Life
Serving as a mentor brings many challenges and rewards, with the best mentors working to shape their mentees into other leaders, rather than just good followers. If done well, the long-term impact of mentoring can offer life- and career-changing benefits to both parties. The terms mentoring and coaching often get used interchangeably, which misleads the audience.
Mentoring and Coaching
The terms mentoring and coaching are often mistakenly interchanged. Although they are similar, they are not the same when it comes to approach.
Mentoring - long-term relationship ... History and Definition of Mentorship
"mentor" was first used in Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey" when Odysseus entrusted the care of his kingdom to Mentor who served as a teacher and overseer to Odysseus' son.
This is where mentor was derived meaning
"a trusted councelor or guide." Why Seek Out a Mentor A mentor is not someone who gives you direct answers, but someone who challenges you to know the right answer.
And in life, you can't be spoon-fed all the time.
The role of a mentor is to guide you and give you the wisdom in knowing the answer. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN