Mentoring in Precarious Relationships
Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect.
Mentoring is often about two relatively similar people—a wiser mentor and an eager-to-learn protégé—brought together for the facilitation of growth. However, that endeavor takes on a graver tone when the interpersonal relationship between mentor and protégé is dramatically outside the norm. Unholy alliances put a special pressure on the mentor. They likewise place unusual anxiety on the protégé.
The chances a protégé would be the offspring of a mentor in today’s world of enterprise is not that rare, especially in private companies. It is symbolic of the diversity found in today’s workplaces. ...