Enabling Growth, Part One
Support, Challenge, and Vision
THE REAL WORK, the heart of the mentoring process, begins here, in the enabling growth phase. Now that your agreements are made and your work plan is in place, you and your mentee are ready to implement the plan you’ve developed together. It is time to create a climate that enables your mentee to learn and grow by keeping the learning fresh, your mentee engaged, and the relationship on track.
The work of this phase falls into three broad categories: managing the process, maintaining momentum, and encouraging movement. I’ve found connecting these efforts with Daloz’s three core conditions for facilitating learning—support, challenge, and vision—to be an especially good model: ...