By Rick Nieves
CHICAGO - One of the most common questions is this: What makes a good mentor and mentee?
While the makeup will vary somewhat, there are certain traits that seem to be consistent across the board.
Below are profiles of each. Hopefully, this will help you identify good candidates for your current (or future) mentoring programs.
The ideal mentee will:
An effective mentee will also be:
An effective mentor is:
An effective mentor will offer:
What is important to remember is that this is a by-product of the relationship and not its purpose. Effective mentors have a strong sense of who they are and do not become dependent on the mentee.
Here is to your mentoring success!