GOING THROUGH THE STEPS

Next I take you through the steps of the model, providing both instructions and examples from the experience of Will, who used the model to help him make a good choice of mentor.

Step 1: Identify Your Goal

The first step is to stand back and consider why you want to find a mentor. Having a mentor because it is the “in” thing to do is not a good reason. There is a greater purpose involved: articulate what you are seeking to learn and why it is important to you. In doing so you are building on the work you did in Chapter Two, in which you were asked to develop a personal vision and to reflect on past experiences and on previous supportive or mentoring relationships. After doing the exercises from Chapter Two you ...

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