MAINTAINING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR MENTOR
The mentoring relationship must be built on a foundation of trust. As I discuss in Chapter Four, issues of confidentiality must be addressed and revisited often, especially in environments where there can be perceived repercussions. Mentees can only truly benefit from the power of mentoring when they are willing to be vulnerable and open. They need to talk about their weaknesses and areas where they need help, not only about their strengths.
Developing and maintaining a good relationship with your mentor requires effective communication. The frequency, content, and manner in which you and your mentor communicate will determine your success. Mentoring partners who allow ...