Here are the answers from the quiz I posted in my last blog article.
1. Mentoring relationships need to be close and last a long time? T or F
False. Informal mentoring tends to be close and last a long time, but formal relationships don't need to last a long time in order to be successful.
2. A mentor teaches, sponsors, encourages, manages, guides and supports the mentoree? T or F
False. The one word that makes the statement false is "manages." A mentor does not manage a mentoree.
3. For mentoring to be successful, there must be chemistry between the two partners? T or F
False. Chemistry is what brings informal mentoring relationships together, but in a company sponsored formal program it is compatibility rather than chemistry.
4. Being a coach to someone is the same as being a mentor? T or F
False. A coach is someone who is an expert and assists someone in developing a particular skill set or knowledge base. A mentor is about developing by having a relationship. A mentor may coach, but a coach does not mentor if one is defining a coach in its true meaning.
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