by Tia

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Mentorship has turned out to be one of the most individual needs (not even wants). People are securing their personal and work accountability and consistency through mentors. You are probably a mentor. If not, soon to be, whether you know it or not.

1. Empowerment

Help your mentees set their own goals and create actionable plans to achieve them. Provide them with relevant guidance and support, but encourage them to take ownership of their development.

2. Self-Assessment and Clear Goals

As a mentor, you also need to have your goals in check. Enhancing your mentorship skills requires dedication. Evaluate your current mentorship abilities, and identify your strengths and areas that need improvement. Don’t be shy to seek help and collaborate with other mentors.

3. Feedback and Reflection

Regularly provide constructive feedback to your mentees, and encourage them to provide feedback to you as well. Reflect on your mentoring experiences and adjust your approach accordingly.

4. Adaptability

Be flexible in your mentoring style. Understand that each mentee is unique and may require different approaches to mentoring. Place strategies looking at your demographic, and adapt to their needs and preferences.

5. Mentoring Models

There are mentoring models that you can familiarize yourself with and use as frameworks for effective mentorship. Check out the following; a)Socratic questioning b) Situational mentoring c) GROW model.

a) Socratic questioning is all about exploring concepts, beliefs and ideas whilst revealing underlying principles and challenging assumptions.

b) Situational meaning focuses on a certain subject to offer knowledge related to a specific task.

c) GROW model (Goals Reality Options Will) is pierced on setting goals and problem solving.

You are set to go and roar!!!

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