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Love and Fear: Struggles Involved in Mentorship

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It is normal for a mentee to fear showing what he is capable of, that's why the mentor's job is to help his mentee break the rock that hinders him in showing his potential

It is important for the mentor to be able to express his love because it is the source of hope, curiosity, trust, delight, or even anger that could release the hidden potential of the mentee.

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Love and Fear: Struggles Involved in Mentorship

Love and Fear: Struggles Involved in Mentorship

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/302820

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Dos and Don'ts for Mentor and Mentee

The mentor should..

  • make sure that his mentee is being able to follow what's going on.
  • understand that all mentees are not the same.
  • guide the mentees to arrive at a solution.
  • not discourage his mentee with frequent negative feedback.
  • help with removing fear.

The mentee should..

  • not expect mentors to be solution providers.
  • do his best to learn and maximize his potential.
  • be open to negative feedback and improve himself.

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Make sure that from the very beginning you communicate to your mentee exactly how all is going to take place: how often, where, how, etc. Get to know the other and use all the means you dispose of in order to help him or her reach the desired goal.

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  • 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.
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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.