Set Ground Rules for Successful Mentoring

One of the keys to a successful mentor/mentee relationship is to set some ground rules and stick to them. Sit down with your prospective mentee and discuss the expectations of both parties, i.e., what do you and the mentee expect to get out of the relationship? It’s a given that the mentee is seeking your time, wisdom, and advice, but if you as the mentor don’t also get some kind of mental satisfaction, your interest in the relationship will quickly wane.

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