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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 15

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Approaches to Mentor Training

The concept upon which mentoring is based—that there is value in learning skills from those with more experience than you—pertains to mentor training as well. Prospective mentors who do not embrace their need for training are unlikely to be truly committed to or effective while performing in the mentoring role. How can you advocate for lifelong learning, Powerful Practice #9, if you don’t see its benefit for yourself? Mentoring is enacted within a framework that places substantial value on continuous learning and growth. It is quite natural and role-congruent, then, for mentors to seek training on their ...

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