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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 6

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Powerful Practice #1 of Really Great Mentors:

Model Emotional Intelligence

We defined mentoring as an activity that involves modeling behaviors that are valuable for a protégé to emulate. Modeling is an interpersonal dynamic involving what psychologist Albert Bandura referred to as social learning theory. Bandura posited that people can learn new information and behaviors by watching other people, rather than by simply experiencing reinforcement from others. He labeled this phenomenon “observational learning.”(see http://psychology.about.com/od/developmentalpsychology/a/sociallearning.htm)

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