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

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CHAPTER 2
PREPARING YOURSELF TO MAKE THE MOST OF MENTORING
A DESIRE TO grow and learn is a great start for a mentee, but if you really want to get the most out of your mentoring relationship you have to prepare for it. This is true whether you are in a formal mentoring program or are on your own looking for someone who can give you some guidance. Whatever your situation, if you have decided that you would benefit from mentoring, you may be eager to jump in, find or meet your mentor, and start getting the help you need. But as I described in the previous chapter, the mentoring process doesn’t begin with you and your mentor; it begins with you. Before you can engage with a mentor, you need to do some serious and focused preparation that will ...

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