Your learning is the heart of your mentoring relationship. This is the reason you are working together. It needs to be kept front and center. Although a strong mentor can help you, the responsibility for keeping the focus on your learning lies with you. You need to (1) search for and making the most of learning opportunities, (2) help your mentor provide the right kind of challenge, vision, and support, and (3) along with your mentor, monitor your progress toward achieving your SMART goals.

Searching for Learning Opportunities

Earlier we touched on the importance of discussing learning style in your initial mentoring conversation and then again as part of developing your work plan. You may be someone who values ...

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