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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 11

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Powerful Practice #6 of Really Great Mentors:

Foster Strategic Thinking

Thus far, our recommendations have focused on a range of behavioral aspects for performing in the mentoring role: modeling ways to relate with others, understanding underlying motivations, inspiring by escalating aspirations, and developing means to build a sound professional reputation. Yet, the mentor role can also serve as a teacher of desirable thinking skills. When performing at lower professional levels, one might be able to get by with letting others do the thinking, and focusing more on implementing the direction these senior managers advocate. But protégés ...

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