Characteristics of Good Mentors and Mentees

by Geethalakshmi 2011-01-24 10:15:58

Characteristics of Good Mentors and Mentees


Who is a Mentor?
A mentor is an individual, always more experienced, who helps and guides another individual’s development. This guidance is not done for personal gain.

Who are Mentees?
The mentee is someone is willing to listen to advice or suggestions of someone who is knowledgeable. Someone who will seek advice from their mentor if they are in need of help.



Characteristics of Good Mentors and Mentees:

Good Mentors
Listen and understand
Challenge and learning
Coach stimulative
Teach by example
Share experience
Offer encouragement

Good Mentees
Listen
Act on advice
Show commitment to learn
Check ego at the door
Ask for feedback
Are willing to change
Act proactive

Following these characteristics would lead to a successful mentoring.

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