Integrity,Trust and Communication Skills
The important thing with mentoring is for both parties to understand each other's roles and what each wants from the relationship. The mentor is chosen for a particular reason; knowledge, skill, experience, which the mentee can tap into.
The integrity of the mentor
is crucial, from this comes trust
. It can be a developing relationship in which each progressively learns more about the other.
Verbal communication skills
are equally as important as having good questioning and listening skills. Without these the mentor will fail to support the mentee adequately.