What are the opportunities that mentees and mentors forgo when they don’t go through the process of closure? Here is an illustration:
Martha was a senior manager in sales, and Mia, two levels below in the quality department, had her eye on advancement in the company. Initially, when the two had been matched, Mia was intimidated by Martha’s out-there personality and fast-paced style. Mia, quiet and more reflective, was surprised that the mentoring committee had put them together. It was hard for Mia not to feel overwhelmed by Martha’s pace, energy, and quick action.
They had decided to meet monthly, face-to-face, with a mid-month check-in via e-mail, and Martha had invited Mia to drop in if she needed ...

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