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9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Mentors: How to Inspire and Motivate Anyone by Vincent D. O'Connell, Stephen E. Kohn

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CHAPTER 1

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Mentoring: Defining a Complex, Challenging Role

“I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description…and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it.”

—Justice Potter Stewart, concurring opinion in Jacobellis v. Ohio 378 U.S. 184 (1964), regarding possible obscenity in The Lovers

As a prospective or current mentor, you are intrigued by the opportunity to perform in this professional role. Perhaps, as in most cases, you were mentored yourself, and you have experienced firsthand the value of being guided by a more senior ...

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