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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 10

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Powerful Practice #5 of Really Great Mentors:

Reinforce the Importance of Safeguarding Credibility

If the role of mentoring is one that focuses on building character, expanding expertise, and placing a mirror in front of behaviors that are either admired or disappointing to others, then the concept of credibility is central to this support role. If the mentor achieves nothing except enhancing the credibility of the protégé, the results of such mentoring guidance will be extremely valuable.

Credibility is, in part, about the alignment of one’s words and actions. Individuals with credibility are fully believable in the statements they ...

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