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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Perrrone-Ambrose Associates specializes in assisting organizations of all sizes and missions to provide mentoring to their employees at every level. We accomplish this by creating mentoring systems and training strategies and programs for mentors and their mentees in establishing helping relationships. We started this blog with objective of sharing what we continue to discover about the mentoring process and by providing a clearinghouse for sharing our readers' experiences in the world of mentoring.

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