GETTING THE SUPPORT, VISION, AND CHALLENGE YOU NEED
Your mentor provides support, challenges you to stretch, and offers a vision of the possibilities. It is in this way that a mentor facilitates your growth and development. One of the things that you can do to stir the pot is to let your mentor know what you need. Here I describe ways that a mentor can fulfill needs in these three areas. As you read through these examples, think about the support you need and that would be most helpful to you, the types of challenges that would be most meaningful to you, and what you need from your mentor to envision a path for your own development.
There are numerous ways that mentors can provide support. By listening they can get to know and ...