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What the Best Mentors Do?

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I was recently invited to speak on, “What best mentors do?” to a group of mentors / facilitators from Argentina who had come for a training program at School of Social Entrepreneurship India. 

The session was organized at the scenic Zorba The Buddha, which is an oasis in itself in the Delhi NCR region.

I divided my session into six parts viz.
Mentoring StylesUnderstanding ExpectationsAsking Powerful QuestionsDeeper EngagementMonitoring Mentee PerformancePillars of Mentor Mentee RelationshipA) Mentoring styles

I began with a discussion on the five major mentoring styles:-

1) Challenger- The mentor pushes the mentee and asks hard questions.

2) Cheerleader- The mentor encourages and even in case of a mistake points out to the mentee the learning from the mistake

3) Educator- The mentor teaches/ trains the mentee after understanding the mentee’s deficiencies.

4) Ideator- The mentor encourages and pushes the mentee to ideate, dream and brainstorm.

5) Connector- The mentor helps …