By David Kay
Mentoring is a lucrative event. you are going to play an energetic and useful half within the improvement of someone else and additional your personal occupation whilst. This concise booklet will take you step by step in the course of the method and exhibit you: - the right way to develop into an efficient mentor - What traits, tools and approaches are required - find out how to organize your self and the mentee - tips to stay away from the typical pitfalls Whichever area you're employed in, this super useful booklet will make clear the total mentoring procedure from begin to end, and aid you each step of how.
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Don’t have preconceived ideas of the help you will give to the mentee and how you will do it. Consider different approaches and be prepared to be flexible. Remember you are there to help the mentee to achieve their objectives in whatever way is appropriate to them. This may not necessarily be your way. Be prepared to be flexible in your approach. OBTAINING BACKGROUND INFORMATION Before undertaking the mentoring role you will need to do a little research in order to obtain some background information.
Try to find out a little about the individual learning style of your mentee. g. whether they are confident, nervous, quiet or shy) will help your approach to them. You must not appear to be prying too much into their personal lives as it may do more harm than good. Equally, if you go into your first meeting totally ignorant of your mentee’s objectives, interests, style and personality, it can give the impression of someone who is not really interested in them. You need to strike a balance between showing interest and being overly inquisitive.
Because frequent contact will be essential, these arrangements should be discussed and agreed right at the start. Always stick to what you have agreed Remember that the mentee is the more important part in the relationship and that your role is to help them. Always try to stick to the agreed arrangements for contact and never change the plan without good reason. If that does become necessary, always agree revised arrangements with the mentee immediately. It is probably all too easy, at a busy time when you are under pressure, to alter your arrangements with a mentee.
A Practical Guide to Mentoring: How to Help Others Achieve Their Goals by David Kay