Posted on 31 Mar, 2024

Collected in-progress thoughts on mentoring (both sides).

2-way street

  • Push people out-of-their-comfort-zone, make them a little bit uncomfortable.

  • Showing vulnerability as a mentor. None of us have all the answers.

  • "I have feedback for you" as a phrase can be intimidating. Couple of pointers while giving feedback:

    • Ask permission

    • Genuinely care.

    • +ve intent

    • Give feedback early and often (do not delay)

    • Be to the point

Questions to ask the mentee

  • What do you want to achieve, get out of mentorship?

  • No firm goals & expectations can lead to disappointment & guilt later on where both mentor & mentee feel like they were not able to get the most out of the relationship.


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