Mentors can encourage mentorees in the following ways:
• Affirm the mentoree in his efforts to accomplish a specific task or in the taking of risks.
• Inspire the mentoree to achieve either by modeling behavior or by sharing the values which have inspired the mentor in her own development.
• Challenge the mentoree to become who he really is and to achieve all that he can, which is often more than a mentoree believes to be possible.
• Acknowledge the mentoree in the efforts made and growth achieved. Acknowledgment from a mentor provides a sense of validation and leads to greater self-confidence.Image Credit: © Marisha5 | Dreamstime.com