“All good things come to an end.”
Since we’re nearing the end of this book, we thought it appropriate to talk about “the end.” “The end” here refers to the end of a mentoring relationship.
Yes, mentorships do end, as do all other good things. In fact, we shouldn’t be surprised that they do. They are meant to be temporary in the first place. The goal is mentee growth and the consequence of that goal is independence. And independence implies some sort of separation.
When the mentee’s growth goal has been achieved or changed, it’s probably time for you to move on. When you can no longer contribute constructively to the mentee’s growth, it’s definitely time to move on. Moving on does not necessarily mean ...