What do good mentors do well?
Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley, author
In this chapter:
- Learn the common tendencies or abilities of great mentors.
- Compare your own tendencies in relation to these, e.g. ‘Do I do this?’
- Accelerate your development as a mentor by deciding what ability you want to focus on.
What does it take to be a mentor?
In this chapter, we will look at common tendencies of great mentors, abilities they have that result in successful mentoring relationships. By using the word ‘tendencies’, I mean things that they typically do during an active mentor relationship. So these are less ‘skills’ in the usual sense of the term, such as asking great questions, giving ...