The Three Influences
There are three ways to influence a mentee: 1) advise; 2) coaching; 3) counseling.
Time Management is Energy Management
When making plans or commitments, don't just look at time. Consider the amount and type of energy demanded as well.
Look to Those You Admire
Struggling with mentoring your mentee? Look to those who came before you and what worked for them.
The best type of mentee is doing amazing things. Any way you can help them will hopefully inspire you. - Sara Chipps
Good leaders and mentors stay curious. Always be open to learning - even from your mentees.
Mentoring is a two-way street. Don't be afraid to tell your mentee where THEY can help YOU.
Ask Great Coaching Questions
There are 3 elements to asking good questions: 1) curiosity; 2) clarity; 3) creativity.
You can't help your mentee know who they are and where they will be going if you don't know that yourself.
According to Levo, there are 5 types of networking events to attend: 1) breakfast; 2) industry specific events; 3) round-table events; 4) happy hour; 5) LinkedIn groups.
You can Always be Mentored
Remember, even the mentor needs a mentor sometimes. Regardless of experience and age, mentoring is always beneficial to you.