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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 12

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Powerful Practice #7 of Really Great Mentors:

Encourage the Protégé to Draft an Initial Mentoring Plan, on His or Her Own

Even the most intrinsically motivated protégés can benefit from collaborating on and documenting a plan that outlines an approach to developing their potential, both in the near term and the long term. Mentoring Plans provide a touchstone for measuring the desired outcomes to which the protégé and mentor have agreed. The Mentoring Plan is less about providing rigid structure to the mentoring process and more about reinforcing a shared vision among protégé and mentor about what the relationship hopes to accomplish ...

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