Presentation on theme: "Who is a mentor? Who is a mentor? A mentor is someone who has been there, done that, learned from the experience and is willing to share. A mentor."— Presentation transcript:
Who is a mentor? Who is a mentor? A mentor is someone who has been there, done that, learned from the experience and is willing to share. A mentor is someone who helps other people to reach their full potential The emphasis is always on enabling and empowering the person to do things for themselves.
Different types of Mentors Wise leader: executive - more formal Life coach: professional mentor Teacher: past or present Peers: more informal The confidante: a sounding board Self- help: books, manuals, software Inner mentor: that internal voice
Qualities of a Mentor A good listener Genuinely interested Reliable Responsible Responsive A guide A trusted friend
Qualities of a GOOD mentor Available – commits to spend the time Patient – Respects differences between the two Knowledgeable Confidant – Reliable, self-assured and conscientious when interacting with mentee A good listener – Speaks less, listens more, considers the needs of mentee Inspiration – Sees the possibilities by bringing to life the qualities we aspire for ourselves.
Facilitate Responsibilities Mentor’s ResponsibilityMentee’s Responsibility Advise, don’t dictateActively listen and contribute to the conversations Advise on what you know: admit what You don’t and refer to others Understand your mentor will not have all of the answers – be willing to look them up Provide relevant examples and resourcesAccess resources – do your homework Recognize weaknesses and build on his or her strengthsAcknowledge your weaknesses, but build on strengths Give constructive criticismAccept and reflect on constructive criticism Don’t shy away from difficult conversations Periodically evaluate progress and reassess the relationship Celebrate successes Be reliable
Goals of a Mentoring Relationship Goals of a Mentoring Relationship Agree on confidentiality Commit to honesty Listen and learn Lead by example Be flexible
How to get started How to get started What do you want ? What do you have ? What do you need ? Where are you going to get it ? What will you do with it ?