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The Mentee's Guide: Making Mentoring Work for You by Lois J. Zachary, Lory A. Fischler

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WHEN IT’S TIME FOR CLOSURE

If you are in a mentoring program, your organization may have predetermined the length of the relationship. Typically the length is defined in terms of a specified number of months or years. In an informal relationship, the length of your relationship may be dependent on the completion of a specific goal or a specific number of goals. If either is the case you have a milestone in place to signal closure.
Ideally you have been checking in with your mentoring partner all along and the time to come to closure is clear for you. If that is not true in your situation, be on the lookout for signals that the relationship may be ending. Check out your perceptions and assumptions when the first indications appear. What you ...

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