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The Mentee's Guide: Making Mentoring Work for You by Lois J. Zachary, Lory A. Fischler

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THE POWER OF MENTORING

What can mentors help you achieve? Our research at Leadership Development Services reveals multiple reasons for individuals seeking mentors. Some are looking for a safe haven, a place to go where they can vent or get candid feedback. Others are seeking a sounding board to test ideas. Many say they don’t get the support that they need in their jobs, at school, or in their organizations to manage their productivity.
Within organizations, mentees we’ve interviewed say that mentors were invaluable in helping them navigate the organization and learn about what works and what doesn’t in the organizational culture. Many report increased confidence, risk-taking, and competence in key areas. Others report more visibility in ...

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