While mentors draw upon similar skills used by advisors, coaches, and confidants, they also employ special skills that distinguish the mentor role from other helping and teaching roles. The unique characteristics of mentoring relationships include:

*Offline assistance. Mentoring happens outside the scope of formal work responsibilities. Outcomes of the process should not be a direct part of an employee’s performance evaluation.

*Transitional assistance. Mentors often help protégés manage major transitions, such as career changes.

*Emotional connection. In a mentoring relationship, trust and a deep sense of emotional connection are developed.

*Long-term stability. The mentoring process is a bond that lasts even when there are big changes, such as a geographic relocation of one of the participants.

*Wide competence difference. For mentoring associations to be useful to mentees over their careers, mentors need to hold more senior positions and offer advice throughout the various levels of the mentees’ advancement.

*Multifaceted role. At different phases in a protégé’s development, the mentor may need to take on different roles, such as being a sponsor on a big project or being a teacher explaining effective techniques.

*Modeling performance. Telling a protégé how to do something is good, but demonstrating it is even better. For example, a mentor could invite his or her mentee to a meeting to observe the mentor’s speech-making skills


3 Comments Add yours

  1. After going through item “Transitional assistance” , From my perspective we should differentiate a mentor in achieving personal and professional goals.

    Because if we are mentor to someone at workplace/organisation ,we should always try to retain resource within the organisation.

    On the other hand, a personal mentor would be suggesting to make protégés personal life easy.

    So, mentor being a general term should be categorised as personal or professional to get the clear understanding of the nature.

    Please let me know for any correction.

    Thanks ….

    With Regards…….


  2. MOHIT SHUKLA says:

    Mentor association is very use full which will help in development our professional skills . We can not evaluate by himself . By the help of mentor we will improve our accuracy , productivity goal attainment .
    In this training i realize what improvement is required & definitely i will work on same .

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  3. Nikhil Gupta says:

    Mentoring is a task which require multiple qualities in an individual.
    As mentioned, being a mentor not only helps a person work wise but also assist in his/her own growth.i totally agree with the points ” Emotional connection”, “Long term stability” and “Multifaceted role”. Mentor is a person who is assigned for guiding a small group of people or sometimes individual also in projects/internships. There’s definitely a difference in teacher and mentor or boss and mentor. With mentor emotional attachment is very much possible as he/she is sometimes like a friend with expertise.
    Mentor being a friend will surely lead to long term stability, and they still assist , even if the individual is very far.

    Except the current project/work , mentors do assist he/she in their side projects too. Along with this ,if required they provide them assistance in subjects, tech kits and sometimes jobs.
    So, Mentor is a beautiful personality which a person should experience.

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