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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 4

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Effective Matching of Mentor and Protégé

Despite all the strategic interest organizations have in mentoring, matches made between mentors and protégés often develop quite naturally and without any official or organizational sponsorship. Informal mentoring relationships develop when the need to optimize a protégé’s potential is evident, as observed concurrently by a prospective mentor and by the individual this mentor knows who performs at a more junior level.

The matching process may be born out of the impression a prospective mentor such as yourself has that the protégé is struggling with the same types of issues you had to face earlier ...

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