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From HR Mavericks 2023:July 13, 2023
Getting the most out of your Mentors
Within our work and lives, we are often called upon to be a Mentor or Mentee. As we get put into these positions, it’s important to remember what our purpose is so we can direct conversations towards a desired outcome.
I recently attended a class on Mentee/Mentorship and learned a lot. As a Mentee, there are several things you can do to ensure you get the most out of your time with your mentor and that you pick someone to be a mentor that works for you.
Here are a couple tips and reminders as you look for those to mentor you:
Mentors should not be the center of attention, a mentor’s job is to have empathy, work on the Mentee’s problems. Mentors should be able to take a step back from their own problems and focus on the Mentee’s problems.
When meeting with a Mentor, have a plan. A simple rule of thumb is to create an agenda:
Send it out 3 days in advance
Have 3 bullet points – don’t make it too long
2 asks – what do you want to gain from this?
3 minutes of chit chat before you dive in – both Mentee and Mentor’s time is precious
If you want good answers, ask good questions:
As a mentee, be coachable. Listen to advice, experiment with it, and decide what to do. Defensiveness never helps.