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Characteristics of a good mentor

A good mentor or coach is someone who:

1. Leads by example.
2. Has seasoned experience in your field and willling to share skills, knowledge and expertise.
3. Has integrity.
4. Shares similar values.
5. Gives advice based on experience.
6. Listens.
7. Has good contacts (a network).
8. Helps you learn what they didn’t teach in school – or the practical aspects of your career
.
9. Helps you navigate the politics and bureaucracy.
10. Desires to help others succeed.
11. Has positive experience.
12. Has a good reputation for developing others.
13. Has time and energy to devote to mentoring.
14. Has up-to-date knowledge.
15. Has a learning attitude.
16. Has demonstrated effective managerial/mentoring skills.
17. Creates opportunities and opens doors.
18. Knows your strengths and abilities.
19. Wants you to succeed.
20. Wants you to be independent.
21. Is a continuous learner.
22. Communicates hope and optimism.
23. Provides guidance and constructive feedback.
24. Is respected by colleagues and employees in the organization and the professional community
.
25. Sets and meets ongoing professional goals.
26. Values the opinions and initiative of others.
27. Motivates others by setting a good example.

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Indeed,you are right,what do

Indeed,you are right,what do u want from me to add to these characteristics?I think it is good enough to post these ones.This is a help and I want you to add more,isn't it?

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[quote=Jean Paul]

[quote=Jean Paul]

A good mentor or coach is someone who:

1. Leads by example.

2. Has seasoned experience in your field and willling to share skills, knowledge and expertise.

3. Has integrity.

4. Shares similar values.

5. Gives advice based on experience.

6. Listens.

7. Has good contacts (a network).

8. Helps you learn what they didn’t teach in school – or the practical aspects of your career

.

9. Helps you navigate the politics and bureaucracy.

10. Desires to help others succeed.

11. Has positive experience.

12. Has a good reputation for developing others.

13. Has time and energy to devote to mentoring.

14. Has up-to-date knowledge.

15. Has a learning attitude.

16. Has demonstrated effective managerial/mentoring skills.

17. Creates opportunities and opens doors.

18. Knows your strengths and abilities.

19. Wants you to succeed.

20. Wants you to be independent.

21. Is a continuous learner.

22. Communicates hope and optimism.

23. Provides guidance and constructive feedback.

24. Is respected by colleagues and employees in the organization and the professional community

.

25. Sets and meets ongoing professional goals.

26. Values the opinions and initiative of others.

27. Motivates others by setting a good example.

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Thank you so much Sir.Wish

Thank you so much Sir.Wish that every montor wears this smart clothe of mentorship.

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Thanks for your very good

Thanks for your very good idea !!