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The 5 types of mentors you need in your life

Mentor #1: The Master of Craft

They are like actual Jedi masters who possess wisdom acquired from experiences.

Turn to this person when you need advice about launching a new initiative or brainstorming where you should work next

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Mentoring

... is not about negotiating with someone to teach you, but a two-way street. It takes time to build that connection needed to be able to teach and learn.

Mentoring

... is not about negotiating with someone to teach you, but a two-way street. It takes time to build that connection needed to be able to teach and learn.

Mentor #2: The Champion of Your Cause

They could not just be your personal mentor but could also be your link to other useful people in the industry.

Mentor #3: The Copilot

Mentors are not just someone you look up to, but someone who could be by your side supporting and advising you. It's more than just a mentor-mentee relationship, because both of you are committed to assist and collaborate with each other.

Mentor #4: The Anchor

In life, it is just natural to encounter problems and this is where the anchor goes in. This mentor serves as a support especially during challenging times.

Mentor #5: The Reverse Mentor

As a mentor, you do not only teach, but you also learn from your mentees, from their experiences and improve your own leadership style. 

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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.
A Good Mentee
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
  1. Valuing the most precious resource being provided by the mentor: Time.
  2. Being clear about one’s expectations and objectives, so that the most suitable and effective guidance is provided.
  3. Being open to input, advice, criticism and feedback, ready to hear things you wouldn’t normally want to hear.
  4. Expressing Gratitude.
  5. Self-assessing yourself as a good mentee, committing to the partnership.
  6. Expecting the unexpected, and learning from it.
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

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."

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.

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