Business Mentoring Matters

Questions Mentors Should Ask

Posted on Fri, May, 01, 2009

 

Recently, I read an article about a mentorship framework that has helped a CEO at a thriving organization.  The article, "Five Questions Every Mentor Should Ask" provides a set of five questions that may seem simple to ask but they actually are very influential in the guidance that a mentor will share with its mentee.  The questions are as follows:

  1. What is it that you really want to be and do?
  2. What are you doing really well that is helping you get there?
  3. What are you not doing well that is preventing you from getting there?
  4. What will you do differently tomorrow to meet those challenges?
  5. How can I help / where do you need the most help?
Each question will allow you and the mentee to successfully participate in a relationship that will be not only beneficial but critical to the success of the mentoring program.  Give it a try at your next session and let us know if it worked for you.

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