Qualities and Behaviors That Make Someone a Great Mentor

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By:Beth Flynn, Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

From: Studer,Q. (2020). The busy leader's handbook: how to lead people and places that thrive. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.

  • "Great mentors have done it and/or are doing it.
  • Great mentors are willing to share their knowledge, expertise, and skills.
  • They just don't give answers. Instead, they help the mentee arrive at the answers.
  • They focus on character at least as much as skill.
  • Great mentors aren't afraid to get personal. They know there is no sharp divide between work life and personal life.
  • Great mentors walk the walk.
  • They are honest about their shortcomings.
  • Great mentors know they are not finished products.
  • Great mentors care.
  • They are positive by nature.
  • They help the mentee hold up the mirror.
  • Great mentors teach from experience.
  • They demand accountability.
  • They also help the mentee find other mentors.
  • Great mentors tell the hard truths (but they do it with caring) (p.269-272)."
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