What to Look for in a Mentor

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The Fortune article What to Look for in  Mentor by Cindy Robbins, outlines three qualities that make a good career mentor.

  1. Honesty
  2. Guiding vs. telling
  3. Challenging

There’s little to argue about in her conclusion that:

Overall, a good mentor will be your biggest champion and your toughest critic. A mentor is not a manager—a mentor is a trusted advisor who helps you work through challenges, develop innovative solutions, and ultimately elevate your career.

Author: Mentorphile

Mentor, coach, and advisor to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. General manager with significant experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Focus on media and information. On founding team of four venture-backed companies. Currently Chairman of Popsleuth, Inc., maker of the Endorfyn app for keeping fans updated on new stuff from their favorite artists.

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