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:
- Teacher / Advisor
- Sponsor / Door Opener
- Role Model
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Patrick Leddin, PhD is a speaker, global leadership consultant, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University with a thriving leadership blog and podcast, and 25-years of leadership experience. He offers an unparalleled mix of academic rigor and real-world experience.