6 Behaviors of Highly Successful Mentors

Effectively mentoring someone is an honor. It can be terribly fulfilling, but it takes effort, preparation, and some well-honed skills. This tool highlights 6 behaviors of effective mentors. Use it to assess your current efforts and as a guide to help you to get better.

The behaviors are:

  1. Motivator
  2. Coach
  3. Counselor
  4. Teacher / Advisor
  5. Sponsor / Door Opener
  6. Role Model

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6 behaviors of effective mentor