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Successful mentoring happens if both the mentor and mentee are paired well and are aligned with like-minded objectives.  When this happens mentor and mentee are both are off to a good start.

Therefore the mentor-mentee relationship needs to be established on a foundation of trust and respect. This establishes a relationship that encourages both parties to approach the relationship in a manner that also encourages open communication.

Let’s look at the 10 Must Do’s for Successful Mentoring…

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Want to learn more about how to be a successful mentor or coach?

Mentoring 101 by John C. Maxwell

Ask the best leaders in any organization how they learned to be successful, and you often hear the same answer.  They had a good mentor.

Now international leadership expert John Maxwell gives the bottom line on mentoring in one short, easy-to-read volume. In Mentoring 101, he gives the steps needed to effectively reproduce your success in someone else. He explains how to choose the right person to mentor, how to create the right environment for leaders to thrive and grow, and how to get started.

What if you spent your entire life achieving but never shared your wisdom with anyone else? don’t let your success end with you.

As a mentor, you can create a legacy that will last long after you are done reading.

How to Find a Mentor in Business by 21 Studio

This is a talk on aligning yourself with people who do great work. You will learn to soak up the work ethic and character traits of leading entrepreneurs, and get hands-on, real-world experience that will set you on a career path you love.

In this presentation you will also learn :

– How to ensure your success with anything in life
– The best way to maximize your success in business
– How to dramatically speed up your learning process

Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships  by Keith Ferrazzi

Disregard the myth of the lone professional “superman” and the rest of our culture’s go-it-alone mentality. The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships” – close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer the encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support every one of us needs to reach our full potential.

Whether your dream is to lead a company, be a top producer in your field, overcome the self-destructive habits that hold you back, lose weight, or make a difference in the larger world, Who’s Got Your Back will give you the roadmap you’ve been looking for to achieve the success you deserve

Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives  by Henry Kimsey-House

“Co-Active Coaching remains the bible of coaching guides. . . . No other book gives you the tools, the skills, and the fundamentals to succeed.”—Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Originally posted 2016-01-09 16:34:02.

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10 Must Do’s for Successful Mentoring

Finding the right mentoring can mean the difference between failure and success. A mentor can guide and advise you to make the right decisions and give you the confidence you need to be successful.  In different spaces in your life you could be a mentor or a mentee or both. The role you play depends on your willingness to give and receive your skills and experience willingly.

Mentoring must dos

Are you looking at mentoring or interested in becoming a mentee?

The mentor-mentee relationship can and should be mutually beneficial for both parties. To determine what the mentor and mentee individually and collectively are looking for from the relationship each party should invest in a self-initiated mentor-mentee assessment process prior to entering into a mentoring relationship to get the best outcome for both parties before engaging.

5 Things a Mentor should understand about a Mentee

1/ As a mentor your aim should be to want to not only help your mentee achieve their goals but be able to do so in a way that the mentee feels confident and comfortable for the duration of the mentoring relationship. The benefit will be knowing that this will make a real difference in not only what they learn but how they implement it.

Takeaway: Mentoring should be the optimum environment for learning.

2/ A mentee is looking to enter into a mentoring relationship where they can enjoy growing and evolving as they learn. The mentee will benefit more if the mentor can educate the mentee to be mutually responsible for giving back to the mentor. A mentor-mentee relationship that is reciprocal and mutually benefits both parties will be a benchmark for the mentee to recognize and learn from in their future interactions post mentoring.

Takeaway: Mentoring should be a a reciprocal growth process.

3/ A mentor needs to be able to recognize what a mentee’s potential really is and how best to nurture it rather than set a mentee up for failure by setting the bar too high and raising their expectations beyond their capabilities.

Takeaway: Mentoring should be a safe learning environment conducive to self-improvement.

4/ A mentor needs to ensure a mentee participates in the relationship and is not positioned as a passenger. To learn the mentee needs to be proactive and interactive to make the most of the mentoring opportunity. When the mentor invites the mentee to participate any lack of engagement will be detrimental to the learning process and ultimately the longevity of the mentoring relationship.

Takeaway: Mentoring should be interactive to benchmark what success should look like.

5/ A mentor needs to be able to K.P.I. the mentee’s progress to be able to give constructive feedback to facilitate the mentee’s journey. An intuitive process that measures and is transparent for both the mentor and the mentee allows for reflection, review, goal-setting and planning. This recognizes what has been learnt and what still needs to be achieved to maximize the time the mentor and mentee spend together.

Takeaway: Mentoring should be measurable and transparent to make both parties accountable.

5 Things a Mentee should understand about a Mentor

1/ A mentee should be able to have a clear understanding of what they are looking for from a mentor. Your mentor will want to have some background to better understand how to help you. You can assist by revisiting your past performance reviews, identifying where you are struggling or want to grow. Make sure you are able to communicate that clearly with your prospective mentor to get the best outcomes from the relationship.

Takeaway: Mentoring should be anchored by communication that is clear, concise, open and reciprocal.

2/ A mentee needs to be able to determine and communicate their objectives from the get go for a mentor to be able to plan the best approach to take. They will then be able to guide the mentee and successfully mentor them. Don’t be afraid to innovate and share ideas with your mentor. This allows your mentor to understand how you engage, collaborate, ask questions and to learn more about how you think. Ask to observe how your mentor works, if possible, to better understand their motivations and approach.

Takeaway: Mentoring should encourage innovation and initiative.

3/ A mentee needs to be able to be honest with their mentor about the obstacles that are stopping them from moving forward. This will enable the mentor to be able to help them overcome those obstacles. The relationship needs to be built on trust and honesty from the outset. A mentee should take advantage of the opportunity to be mentored by a fully engaged mentor. A strong mentor will rise to assist you to meet challenging goals.

Takeaway: Mentoring should be a committed, honest relationship driven by common objectives: fueled by strong engagement and motivation.

4/ A mentee needs to be able to let the mentor know how they want to be mentored. Identify the learning style that you feel most comfortable with. Do you learn visually, are you tactile, respond to audio, are comfortable with text or a combination of these?

Takeaway: Mentoring should not be assumptive or a default process. Without visibility and insight participants cannot see what the opportunities are.

5/ A mentee needs to respect the mentor-mentee relationship. The mentor’s time, position and willingness to assist will have limitations. Pushing your mentor beyond what they have committed to giving in time and resource can make for an uncomfortable relationship or could be relationship ending. Don’t take your mentor for granted!

Takeaway: Mentoring should be built on respect and recognition of boundaries to establish a solid foundation. This must happen before you start to design, plan and then build the relationship.

Want to learn more about how to be a successful mentor or coach?

How to Find a Mentor in Business by 21 Studio

This is a talk on aligning yourself with people who do great work. You will learn to soak up the work ethic and character traits of leading entrepreneurs, and get hands-on, real-world experience that will set you on a career path you love.

In this presentation you will also learn :

– How to ensure your success with anything in life
– The best way to maximize your success in business
– How to dramatically speed up your learning process

Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships  by Keith Ferrazzi

Disregard the myth of the lone professional “superman” and the rest of our culture’s go-it-alone mentality. The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships” – close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer the encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support every one of us needs to reach our full potential.

Whether your dream is to lead a company, be a top producer in your field, overcome the self-destructive habits that hold you back, lose weight, or make a difference in the larger world, Who’s Got Your Back will give you the roadmap you’ve been looking for to achieve the success you deserve

Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives  by Henry Kimsey-House

“Co-Active Coaching remains the bible of coaching guides. . . . No other book gives you the tools, the skills, and the fundamentals to succeed.”—Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Originally posted 2015-06-14 10:24:10.

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