Dictionaries define trust as allowing someone to do something without fear of the outcome, or a firm reliance on integrity, ability or character.

SupportingTrust is essential to the mentoring relationship. But how do we get there?
Both Mentors and Mentees can ask this of one another: Can I trust your information? Your judgement?
Your commitment to follow through? Your intentions toward me?
And ask yourself:
—–is my information current and reliable?
—–do I meet all my commitments?
—–do I pass on new information quickly?
—–do I communicate reasons for my decisions?
—–do I commit to actions with full effort?
—–do I avoid hidden agenda issues by revealing personal interest upfront?
—–do I keep confidences?
—–do I trust others?
Like everything else, trust is a process. We hope these tips help build trust between mentoring pairs.

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About Mentoring Moments

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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