Being a Mentor Makes a Difference
In order to be achieved, mentorship that counts must be purposely pursued. It is not a happen stance situation, but rather a determined set of objectives of both art and science. In other words there is the formal and technical transfer of information and experience as well as the balance of creative and soft skill transfer on the opposite side.
Meaning and Purpose
There are many similarities between teaching, coaching and advising when it comes to understanding the concept of mentoring. The ideal candidate should have great experience and competency in the knowledge of the subject area. Also interpersonal skills and a healthy affinity for people are key.
Another very valuable attribute of a successful mentor is being organized, detailed and the ability to function as an administrator. It’s often necessary to coordinate job development skills with social skill adaptation and wrap the entire thing into a nice neat package of execution.
Setup and Implementation
As the event of a structured mentorship dynamic takes place, it’s very important for everyone to be on the same page and have an understanding of the goals and objectives that are desired. So, it’s necessary to carry out a clear-cut game plan of set and defined objectives in writing that can be reviewed and followed on a consistent basis. The need to maintain a schedule of progress is essential.
A mentor demonstrates leadership by enhancing the capability of others. They’re main objective is creating a foundation that will be the basis of stability and growth in both career and life for their protégé. It’s not always known exactly how this will occur and that is what makes it such an exhilarating journey. There is a huge degree of satisfaction and personal fulfillment in helping people get from where they are to where they need to go.
Once this mission is accomplished the benefits can be measured in a number of very significant ways. Improved productivity, awareness of resources and tools to self correct their course and a further building of the confidence and assimilation into organizational goals and culture.
If this discussion has stirred you’re interested in being a mentor there is usually plenty of opportunity all around you. Check with your human resources department or personnel management for your company. Outside of the corporate or business setting there are also non-profit and social clubs that are always looking to fill the gap for the wonderful world of mentorship that counts.
Results and Conclusions
In addition to everything that has been shared there is one greater by product of those who mentor and the environments where it takes place. Mentorship builds the infrastructure of giving and caring about others, which has a perpetual intrinsic value. So, what's the benefits of intrinsic value? Well, there are substantial values that often make the deciding difference in the well being, growth and success of most organizations.
It's similar to the saying that you can't teach speed in sports or being a successful designer is more about whats caught than what's taught. As mentorship permeates the atmosphere skills and abilities outside of usual measurables are tapped into throughout the process and these add dramatically to the bottom line.
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