We get lots of questions from mentors, mentorees, and mentoring program managers on what they need to do in order to have a successful mentoring relationship and an overall successful program.
So we thought we'd devote this month's newsletter, Mentoring Minute, to 5 effective mentoring skills. It's important to note that you won't master these skills overnight. In fact, some of these skills are ones we'll all be working on throughout our lives. That said, we've found that the mentors and mentorees who embrace these skills sooner rather than later are the ones who experience the most success in their mentoring relationship.
The 5 skills we discuss in detail in the newsletter include:
- Open mindness
- Active listening
- Tough questioning
- Total honesty
- Deeper reflection and self-awareness