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A SUCCESSFUL MENTOR/MENTEE RELATIONSHIP | DJ-JOYFUL LEWIS

A SUCCESSFUL MENTOR/MENTEE RELATIONSHIP | DJ-JOYFUL LEWIS

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A SUCCESSFUL MENTOR/MENTEE RELATIONSHIP | DJ-JOYFUL LEWIS

A successful mentor/mentee relationship should be fulfilling and beneficial for all involved. Utilize these ten tips for a more effective and productive relationship:

Keep communications open.

Mentee: Be up front. Let your mentor know what your goals are and what you hope to take away from the program.

Mentor: Help your mentee set realistic expectations. Also, if you know you will be unavailable because of business or personal travel, let them know.

Offer support.

Mentee: Remember that your mentor is there for you, but is only a guide.

Mentor: Encourage communication and participation. Help create a solid plan of action.

Define expectations.

Mentee:  Review your goals. Make sure your mentor knows what to expect from you.

Mentor: Help set up a system to measure achievement.

Maintain contact.

Mentee: Be polite and courteous. Keep up with your e-mails and ask questions.

Mentor: Respond to your e-mails. Answer questions and provide advice, resources and guidance when appropriate.

Be honest.

Mentee: Let your mentor know if you don’t understand something or have a differing opinion.

Mentor: Be truthful in your evaluations, but also be tactful.

Actively participate.

Mentee: Listen. Ask if you can observe your mentor’s practice if he/she is local.

Mentor: Engage in your own learning while you are mentoring, collaborate on projects, ask questions and experiment.

Be innovative and creative.

Mentee: Offer ideas on what activities and exercises you can do together.

Mentor: Share your ideas, give advice and be a resource for new ideas.

Get to know each other.

Mentee and Mentor: Remember that people come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Get to know each other on an individual basis.

Be reliable and consistent.

Mentee and Mentor: The more consistent you are, the more you will be trusted.

Stay positive!

Mentee: Remember that your mentor is offering feedback and not criticizing.

Mentor: Recognize the work the mentee has done and the progress made.

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DJ-Joyful Lewis

Managed Services Provider at DJ-Joyful Ministry
Disciple of JESUS & Joyful (DJ-Joyful)
Managed Services Provider (MSP) of IT services for the small office/Home office and small church. Installing network systems, solutions and consulting to meet your needs, wants and demands. Audio, video, data, phone, presentation system, WordPress design, digital signage and more.
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DJ-Joyful Lewis Disciple of JESUS & Joyful (DJ-Joyful) Managed Services Provider (MSP) of IT services for the small office/Home office and small church. Installing network systems, solutions and consulting to meet your needs, wants and demands. Audio, video, data, phone, presentation system, WordPress design, digital signage and more.

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