A Practical Guide to Mentoring: How to Help Others Achieve by David Kay

By David Kay

Mentoring is a worthwhile event. you are going to play an energetic and precious half within the improvement of another individual and additional your personal occupation while. This concise ebook will take you step by step during the strategy and convey you: - tips on how to turn into a good mentor - What features, tools and methods are required - how you can arrange your self and the mentee - find out how to steer clear of the typical pitfalls Whichever area you're employed in, this super sensible publication will make clear the total mentoring technique from begin to end, and aid you each step of ways.

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Mentoring can be a useful means of development at all levels, from new entrants to board level. „ Mentoring is not an exclusive profession. The important qualities to be an effective mentor are enthusiasm, commitment, willingness and an ability to ‘open doors’. „ Mentoring can be a means of development for the mentor as well as the mentee. 4 Matching Mentors with Mentees COMPATIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL For mentoring to be successful there needs to be a degree of compatibility between you as the mentor and the mentee.

AGREEING CONTACT STRATEGIES Regular contact at all times is essential for a good relationship. A good rapport between the parties can only be built up by talking to each other on a regular basis. Even when things are going well, 50 Chapter 6 · Establishing the Mentoring Relationship regular contact should be maintained. Serious problems often start out in a small way, and by talking them over at an early stage, later difficulties can be overcome or avoided altogether. Each relationship will have different needs for maintaining contact and what suits one relationship will not necessarily work for another.

These rules apply whether you are mentoring a new employee within your organisation, or someone undertaking a programme of professional training, or a senior colleague preparing for a top-level post or whatever other circumstances you might be asked to undertake the role of mentor. You must be seen to be independent You will only create an easy atmosphere with the mentee if they are sure that you are really an independent source of help. This means that you should not be their line manager or elsewhere in their line management structure.

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