There are times in a mentoring relationship where your protégé may need new tools to develop their professional skills. This video offers an example of how to support a protégé with work related skills.
- Before we begin, I would love for you to reflect…on what you think you gain by serving as a mentor.…If you can, jot a few ideas down.…There's been a lot of research about mentoring benefits.…For example, when you help proteges…become better performers at work,…it can actually pay off for you financially.…Serving as a mentor also increases your social capital.…You become known as a developer of talent.…
In order to assess and develop your protege's work skills,…do the following.…First, ask your protege…to bring in their past performance reviews.…Look at the performance reviews together.…Make note of their three major strengths…and three major growing edges.…Then decide where you can be helpful as a mentor.…For example, I have a protege at work…who's a junior professor.…She's a terrific researcher and colleague.…But when she was new to the job,…she got a little lost in the classroom.…
Her teaching evaluations were really low,…like two's and three's on a five-point scale.…Her students liked her personally,…but they felt like her lectures were,…
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.
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- 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