GlueIn the mentoring relationship, just as in most effective human relationships, trust is the glue that cements success.

Yes, life is fluid and composed of moving parts, but here are few ways to generate and maintain the essential bond of trust, despite life’s inevitable surprises:

—Make sure information you pass on is recent and reliable.

—Genuinely aim to meet all of your commitments.

—When you get information that changes previous understandings, let your mentoring partner know at once.

—Share reasons for your decisions along with the decision.

—Don’t commit to deliver something if you can’t give it your best effort.

—Keep confidences! If you can’t, say why.

—Avoid hidden agendas. Reveal any personal interests upfront.

—Share the likely impact of decisions being considered.

—Trust is a two-way bond. Mentors and Mentees can be un-stoppable, when they “stick” to trust principles!

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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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