Mentorship programs can help build the skills of up-and-coming employees. However, successful mentoring depends on the skill and commitment of the senior staff who agree to groom younger workers.
Asking for volunteers is probably the most common way to identify those interested in being a mentor. But not everyone who expresses willingness is cut out for the job. When considering who will make the best mentors, look for leaders with the following characteristics:
- A genuine interest in mentoring
- Strong , including superb listening, feedback and
- Organizational knowledge, including knowledge of the company’s vision, goals, mission, culture, policies and programs
- Professional knowledge, with a network of resources inside and outside of the organization
- The ability to keep confidential information confidential
- The ability to lead with patience and without being overly domineering or controlling.
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