A mentor is often someone in a leadership position, who is willing to offer themselves to transfer skills to those in an organization who may be up-and-coming movers and shakers in the industry, or even seasoned leaders to enhance their careers and help them advance. While taking on the mentor role is designed to help the mentee, the experience is not one-sided. Being a mentor offers you an amazing opportunity to enhance your skills and become a better leader.
Following are some essential skills a mentor might consider when helping others develop. In my practice as a leadership coach and trainer, many of these topics come up in discussion.
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