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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 5

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Mentoring as Both Career and Psychosocial Support

Effective mentoring offers protégés a blend of psychosocial and career-development guidance. Protégés in informal mentoring relationships have reported that their mentors provided more psychosocial support functions than protégés who selected or were matched with mentors within more formal mentoring programs. Similarly, protégés in more formal mentoring programs have reported that the focus of the mentoring tends to be more toward career coaching. If this is so, and if informal mentoring is almost always more successful than formal mentoring, then competencies supporting psychosocial ...

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