How to Positively Influence Others
As a mentor, being a positive influence on others is critical. Mentees view a mentors behavior as an example of how to act, so it's important that mentors try to be good role models. In this post we have compiled a few tips for how be a positive influence on others.
The Importance of Accessibility
Frequent and meaningful contact between individuals is essential for the creation of relationships.
Solutions to Bad Mentoring Relationships
Here are some solutions to the the problems mentioned in our last post titled "Bad Mentoring Relationships". Once again, these came from a great article co-authored by one of the keynote speakers from last years UNM Mentoring Conference, Dr. Lillian Eby. To read the article in full, click here.
While the act of mentoring has a long-standing reputation for helping and nurturing the growth of individuals, it is inevitable that some mentors will be more effective than others. Moreover, although effective mentoring characteristics are generally based on the needs of the mentor or mentee, there exists some good "universal" mentoring characteristics, which are applicable in almost all situations.