(via An Acronym That Explains Mentoring) N.Negotiate the…

(via An Acronym That Explains Mentoring)

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Negotiate the relationship.

Mentors understand that some prefer hearing, others prefer seeing, still others learn by doing. Mentors ask, How do you prefer to learn?

Do you like to think things over or jump right in?

Discuss how to create space for learning. Explain that you won’t offer quick solutions. Successful mentors create space and stay available.

Would you like to try on your own before or after we talk?

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