What is Mentoring? | SkillsYouNeed
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
The terms mentoring and coaching are often mistakenly interchanged. Although they are similar, they are not the same when it comes to approach.
The word "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."
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.
To develop a successful mentoring relationships: