National Mentoring Month
A successful mentor is someone who sees how remarkable you can be and constantly holds that image for you.
We all need someone to hold that mirror for us – And we need to be able to hold that mirror for someone else. Click to tweet
Who can you reach out to for that boost and who around you could use that lift?
Beverly’s Hot Tip For Building Resiliency and Celebrating National Mentoring Month:
Mentoring is a learning relationship where someone more experienced puts time and energy into a less experienced person’s development. Successful mentors know that they need to focus on nurturing the person, not just performance. Since mentees may be reluctant to expose their shortcomings to a superior, the mentor needs to demonstrate it’s safe to do so.
The strongest relationships are based on mutual respect and as a mentor, you don’t just want to be a solution provider. Discern when it is appropriate to offer a direct answer versus when it’s better to coach a mentee through their question or problem.
As a mentee, clarify your goals: explain to your mentor what you want from your career, and from mentoring.
Strong mentoring programs not only provide support for new hires but also help create an open, inviting culture that emboldens all workers to contribute their ideas for improving the company.
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!