Sunday, January 26, 2014

How should a good mentor be?

Homework time!!
Question? What characteristics should a good mentor have?

I am not going to write much.
The most important skill someone should have if they want to be a mentor, a teacher is EMPATHY.
Being able to feel what the other person feels, being in their place, being able to listen, feel the situation.
Being ready to give, being ready to learn, being ready to embrace new ideas.

Give without thinking what they will get in return.

This doesn't have to do with who is the best, who is more experienced.  Mentoring is not a competition. You should not expect being looked up to.

What you should expect though, is the moral satisfaction that we will feel when the other person succeeds and the feeling that you will be remembered somehow...

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Debbie said...

Dear Theodora,
Sometimes all we need is two words:
"Thank you"

Theodora Papapanagiotou said...

Thank you is a difficult phrase nowadays dear Debbie!! But I want to thank you anyway for all your help and inspiration!

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