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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 2

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Fundamentals of Effective Mentoring

Personal trainers and yoga instructors often focus on the “core” as they start developing their clients’ or students’ strength, flexibility, endurance, and health. In this chapter, we will share this emphasis on the core, but in our case, we change the context from physical fitness to interpersonal understandings and competencies needed to most effectively implement the 9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Mentors model. In essence, we are providing you the same type of advice you might use in certain circumstances with a future protégé: “Let’s take first things first.” Before we begin describing a ...

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