How mentoring can help
Research shows that 76% of more than 3,000 professionals surveyed believe having a mentor is important. People with mentors were also reportedly happier with their current jobs than those without.
Another survey on the value of mentoring in empowering women shows that 94% of women having a good mentor would help them build their careers.
Receiving mentoring (being a mentee) is a form of learning or gaining knowledge from someone more experienced, whether it’s in life, a career path, or starting a business.
But it is also a two-way street, a type of relationship building that works both ways.
What makes a good mentee?
- Be curious. Ask questions and listen to your mentor’s perspective.
- Be clear and receptive. Know what you want to achieve and be open to feedback.
- Be respectful. If you don’t agree with your mentor, make it constructive and take time to discuss the why.
- Be committed. Follow through on your commitments and expand your knowledge.
What makes a good mentor?
- Be open-minded. You may have more experience, but listen to your mentee’s perspective and be willing to learn from them.
- Be clear. Communicate your expectations and what you have to offer.
- Be helpful. Understand your mentee’s needs and be willing to help them achieve their goals.
- Be committed. Make time for your mentee and be willing to put in the effort to help them succeed.
- Be skilled. Use your experience to guide your mentee’s thinking and help them develop their own skills.
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Business Mentors New Zealand can match you with an experienced business mentor. Start your mentoring journey while growing your business and upskilling yourself as a business owner.Register for a business mentor