Are you at a point with your protégé where you are unsure if the relationship should continue? This video provides four strategies that will help you decide if you should keep your protégé.
- This summer I helped my middle schooler…get ready for his 80s dance by introducing him…to the classic lyrics of The Clash.…Should I stay, or should I go,…if I stay there will be trouble,…if I go there will be double.…These lyrics resonate not only…for interpersonal relationships,…but they also ring true…when I think about decision points…in mentoring relationships.…I'm going to share four great strategies to help you…decide whether to continue or not…in your relationship with your protege.…
One, assess the tangible costs and benefits…of staying in the relationship from your perspective.…My research strongly indicates mentoring relationships…that last are reciprocal.…This does not mean there is a…direct one-for-one exchange every day,…but it does mean that over time, you feel…like the relationship is worth your time and effort.…What you exchange may be different but it must be valuable…to each of you.…
For example, you might act as a sponsor to your protege…by introducing them to someone important.…In return, you might gain their sincere…
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