Being a great mentor isn’t about having all the answers, but asking the right question. Watch this video to discover how to effectively asked open ended questions.
- Asking great questions…is one of the key skills of mentors.…To me, Mary Oliver expresses the essence of mentoring…in her quote, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do…"with your one wild and precious life?"…Let's discuss how to ask open…and closed-ended questions effectively,…and use nonverbal cues to support your questions.…There are two distinct types of questions,…and they each have a different purpose.…Use open questions when you want to open up the dialogue…and enable your protege…to control the flow of the conversation.…
Open questions often begin with starters like,…what, why, how, tell me, or I wonder.…Use closed questions when you need to be directive…and close down the conversation.…Closed questions typically elicit a binary response…like yes or no.…Starters to close questions might include,…do you like A or B, is this true or false,…please answer yes or no.…
10 years ago, I taught a really great…basketball player named Brian.…After Brian graduated, he spent his 20s…playing basketball professionally in Europe.…
She also offers guidance on building trust and chemistry, providing feedback, and helping your protégé make critical career and work decisions and become resilient in the face of challenges. She also helps you address common obstacles, including a protégé that fails to meet expectations or violates trust, and explains how to gracefully exit the relationship.
- Building a relationship with your protégé
- Talking and listening with impact
- Giving feedback
- Developing trust
- Setting goals
- Developing your protégé's skills
- Managing mentoring relationships
- Overcoming common obstacles
- How to make time for mentoring