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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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Mentoring is a highly dynamic role, focused on the learning needs of individual protégés. Our model is intended to enhance the dynamism of the relationship, both as a means to achieve better results and to engender greater satisfaction among mentors in performing this role. We and the seasoned mentors we interviewed for this book have found that the more exciting and satisfying the mentoring process is for the mentor, the more the protégé is likely to gain from the relationship.

The 9 practices we present in our model are not sequential or iterative. You no doubt have noticed this already, given the many times we have cross-referenced another Powerful Practice when addressing one in particular. The 9 practices interface extensively ...

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