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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Working with a Mentor

Finding and using a good mentor[] can be highly beneficial both to your career and to your personal well-being. A good mentor is impartial, has more experience than you in key areas, and acts as a safe and effective sounding board for your ideas.

Mentor — a person who guides you through a period of change toward an agreed objective.

Defining the role

A mentor can help you in a number of ways. First, they can enable you to work through your problems in a safe environment. They will not necessarily solve your problems for you (the idea is that you learn to do so), but they will ask questions to make you analyze your position and alert you to pitfalls or alternatives.

Second, they can give advice. This may be in the form ...

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