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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 8

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Powerful Practice #3 of Really Great Mentors:

Build Rapport Through Understanding of Different People Styles

Mentors and their protégés need not be alike in their personalities or ways of interacting with other people in order to form an effective learning-focused relationship. Indeed, some insist that opposites attract. We may learn far more from someone who approaches professional circumstances from a different perspective and personality type than our own. But can an effective rapport be built within a mentoring relationship when it is composed of people of different interactive styles? Mentors who wish to support a wider variety ...

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