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Perrone-Ambrose' Mentoring Moments

MH900294112[1] Sometimes mentors can get “drifted over” by a problem they can see looming large. But remember, it’s the PERSON, not the problem that matters here. You may want to go to the rescue, or you may be tempted to cut through the “snow” and solve the problem yourself. But if you offer guidance after inviting your mentee to do some independent thinking, you will help the mentee solve the problem–and you won’t have to “shovel.” And if you are not so sure about the first solution raised, just play the “devil’s advocate”–it helps the mentee see where she or he might “trip up.” Great mentors keep their eyes on the prize: the PERSON!

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