What makes a good mentor -- and am I qualified?
Today more than ever individuals in all stages of their careers are looking for experienced and knowledgeable women and men that have navigated their own career path and are willing to share their time and experience. They value learning why you made the decisions you did and your understanding of why it worked or didn’t work.
Colleagues often ask, "Am I qualified to be a mentor?" The following is a short list of traits that make a good mentor:
Desires to help others succeed
Leads by example
Willing to share experience and wisdom
Has a good reputation for developing others
Provides guidance and constructive feedback
Values the opinions and initiative of others
Is a life-long learner
Is respected by colleagues in the professional community
Communicates hope and optimism
Motivates others by setting a good example
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