You can't help your mentee know who they are and where they will be going if you don't know that yourself.
Ask Great Coaching Questions
There are 3 elements to asking good questions: 1) curiosity; 2) clarity; 3) creativity.
Mentoring is a two-way street. Don't be afraid to tell your mentee where THEY can help YOU.
Good leaders and mentors stay curious. Always be open to learning - even from your mentees.
The best type of mentee is doing amazing things. Any way you can help them will hopefully inspire you. - Sara Chipps
Look to Those You Admire
Struggling with mentoring your mentee? Look to those who came before you and what worked for them.
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.
The Three Influences
There are three ways to influence a mentee: 1) advise; 2) coaching; 3) counseling.
Create a Mentoring Network
Sometimes you can't always be there in person, or sometimes you get overloaded and can't always help your mentee immediately. When mentoring, you can prepare for this by gathering a list of alterative resources and mentors. Find someone to be there for your mentee when you can't.
Build Every Step
Don't rush to get through mentoring. Build every part of the skills learned and take time to rehash things. Build strong parts not a weak whole, as our friends at TalentMgt.com would say.