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Mentor Traits and Requirements
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In the workplace, FEAR often stops good mentoring; holding on to information, they may want my job. A good mentor has to have the following attributes / traits (the culture of a company can influence this and should): - Openness, don't hold anything back - Wanting to see others succeed and grow - Empower with information and skills . A mentor need not be the manager - Having no vested interest - Gives objective advice and encouragement. These are highly important and valuable people skills, but managers are too often focused on other issues. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Mentoring Needs Two People to Clearly Understand Each Other
Nyasulu Pachisi, Malawi, Member
  It is very difficult to mentor someone you don't really know, for instance
- the academic background
- the cultural background
- the different (work) ethics that he/she adopts.
The mentor should study the mentee thoroughly before committing to too many things.
The language used should be well versed, pronounced audibly and if possible with clear examples.

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