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Coaching, Counseling & Mentoring by Florence M. Stone

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Let’s Talk: Face-to-Face and E-Conversations

Weve Talked About How Mentoring can be used to boost performance or help individuals advance in their careers, or make it possible for new hires with lots of ability to hit the ground running, thanks to your support. But mentoring can also be used to address problems experienced by these same mentees.

Successful Mentoring

Admittedly, solving a mentee’s problem can take up a lot of your time as a mentor. But it comes with the responsibility, and, if done well, it can strengthen the mentor/mentee relationship.

The secret to successful mentoring is to listen not only to the words being said by your mentee about a workday but also the feelings that underlie those words. Sometimes the mentee ...

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