CHAPTER 5
DOING THE WORK
NOW THAT AGREEMENTS have been established, it is time to go to work on and in your mentoring relationship. As you move into this phase you are probably wondering how it is going to evolve. Will you and your mentor be compatible? Will your mentor live up to your expectations? Will you live up to your mentor’s expectations? Will you be able to keep your relationship on track? Will you be able to make the most of this opportunity?
This is the time in a mentoring relationship during which you execute the work of mentoring, strengthen your relationship, and make tangible progress toward your mentoring goals, guided by your established agreements. Whether you are in an informal mentoring relationship or a formal one, ...

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