It was early this week that I met up with my various Mentees. I’ve always enjoyed such meetings because this offers an opportunity to catch up as well as speak up on the different issues faced, both in communication and in life.
Upon reflection and recollection of my mentorship workshops, I took greater strides to apply some of the concepts into my mentoring style. Because of the different personalities and experience you’ll come to face with from others, the mentorship relationship becomes ever evolving. That’s why mentoring is an art in itself.
When you employ the strategy and tools of mentorship, you effectively put in gear the cycle of change. It takes tact in communication and sensitivity in implementation. Very much have to be tied down and set up between the two of you, be it you being the mentor or the mentee.
I suggest employing the art of creating a “Meaningful Mentorship” by paying attention to the following pointers:
1. Inculcate the spirit of sharing for the two of you.
2. Understand that learning is two-way. While your mentee learns from you, so can you learn.
3. Create a culture of mutual communication for trust and reliability.
1. Know what makes your mentor tick so that you know how to maximize his accomplishments.
2. Ask the right questions to get the best practices.
3. Respect and show appreciation to your mentor. When you show appreciation, your mentor feels appreciated and is willing to support you further, giving more in the process.