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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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Introduction

The motivation that spurs you to read a book about mentoring skills may be similar to the impetus behind your decision to become a mentor in the first place: You understand that external resources—be they books or people—can provide valuable guidance as you pursue growth opportunities. Lessons have been learned by others, and understanding that these insights exist is an integral aspect in the formation of a mentor–protégé relationship. In essence, then, you are looking for a value-adding external resource offering guidance about best practices related to developing your potential as a mentor. With this guidance, you are poised to offer more value as an external resource yourself, in supporting the learning of future protégés.

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