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Make the most of your mentoring relationships - leadership


Mentoring is one of the best ways to learn, to get feedback, and to take your career to the next level. Here are ten tips for construction the most of your mentoring relationships.

Tip #1

Self-assess. Ask yourself, "What skills do I need to get where I want to go?"

Tip #2

Identify your culture goals. Put them in writing.

Tip #3

Decide at once how the mentoring bond will work - frequency and type of contact.

Tip #4

Commit the time. Don't give up if the chemistry doesn't feel right at the first meeting. Meet a bare minimum of once per month. Touch base evenly - by e-mail, phone, in person.

Tip #5

Take time to build trust and communication. Get to know each other on a own level. Converse your backgrounds, interests, career histories, and perspectives of your organizations.

Tip #6

Keep confidences. Nonentity kills trust in a mentoring affiliation more rapidly than a break of confidence.

Tip #7

Be delicate to cultural and gender differences. Do a barely homework. And listen.

Tip #8

Understand and plan for the phases of a mentoring relationship. Build in time for evaluation and closure.

Tip #9

This is about learning, whether you're a protégé or a mentor. Keep a journal.

Tip #10

You don't need a free guide who you keep during your career. What you need is a mind-set that allows you to learn from those about you, no be relevant who they are. To get ahead, conceive your own multitalented "board of advisors. "

About The Author

Judith Lindenberger MBA has a distinguished career in human assets consulting and is acknowledged for her innovation and excellence. The Lindenberger Group, LLC provides results-oriented human income consulting, company development, custom-made guidance workshops and individual career instruction to help those and organizations better their productivity and performance. The Lindenberger Group is a two-time recipient of The Athena Award for Brilliance in Mentoring. Associate them at 609. 730. 1049 or info@lindenbergergroup. com or www. lindenbergergroup. com

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