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How managers can turn themselves into mentors?

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3 months ago

by Crescendo Global

How managers can turn themselves into mentors?

1. Mentoring is a two-way street

Mentors are not just there to help their protégés succeed; they’re there to learn from them as well. If you want to become a mentor, you need to think about what you want out of mentorship. What do you hope to gain? How can you best serve others?

2. Be willing to take risks

You don’t have to be perfect to be a good mentor. You simply need to be willing to make mistakes and admit them. Don’t try to hide your errors or pretend you didn’t screw up. Instead, own up to them and ask for feedback.

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3. Learn how to listen

Listening is an underrated skill. When you’re listening, you’re really paying attention. And when you pay attention, you get to hear things you might otherwise miss. So if you want to be a good mentor, start practicing now.

4. Know yourself

It’s hard to know what you’ll be like as a mentor until you actually become one. But you can still prepare yourself by thinking about who you are and what you value.

5. Get comfortable being uncomfortable

As a mentor, you may feel awkward at times. That’s OK! Just remember that you’re doing something worthwhile. And if you’re worried about making a mistake, then you haven’t learned anything yet.

6. Take responsibility

If you’re going to be a mentor, you need a thick skin. You’re going to face criticism, rejection, and even ridicule. But you can handle it. All you have to do is accept it and move on.

7. Be patient

The best mentors aren’t always the ones who give advice first. Sometimes, it takes time before people realize that you’re worth listening to.​

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