Jason says "I'm supposed to be mentoring someone at my company. What does a mentor do?"
The origin of the word mentor dates back to ancient times and meant trusted counselor and guide. The son of Odysseus in Homer's epic story of the Trojan War had a tutor named Mentor.
Today, a mentor is an individual who shares personal insights and provides guidance and support to enhance the performance and career development of another.
The precise nature of the relationship will depend on both parties. Dialogue the expectations with your protege. Ask how you can be most helpful and be sure to prepare thoroughly for each meeting.
The Your Invisible Toolbox® Movement tackles the challenges most individuals, teams, and organizations face. An award-winning book paired with a companion YouTube show and card deck, provide a unique set of research-based tools, put together in an easy-to-apply road map to success.Find Out More and Join The Movement