Whenever the issue of mentoring is first discussed, managers and HR professionals typically have many questions. Even though nothing takes the place of in-depth training, this handout is intended to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about mentoring.
1. What is a mentor?
A mentor is a role model, teacher, or advisor.
2. What is the difference between a mentor and a coach?
A mentor offers directive advice, telling the mentee what to do; a coach offers less directive suggestions, often using questioning to get individuals to think things out on their own.
3. Are all mentors the same, or are there different kinds of mentors?
There can be different kinds ...