Identifying and selecting mentors - Personal attributes: page 1 of 1

Guide: Are you considering yourself as a potential mentor? Mentors need considerable skills in the field of human relations to engage successfully with their mentees.

Guide: Mentors also need to: Guide: So, do you think you have the personal attributes to be a coach or mentor? As part of the selection process it's important that mentors recognise their own attributes in order to work to their strengths and benefit their mentees. These attributes include the way you approach work and life.

Select the approach resource link to discover your approach.

approach resource

Guide: As well as your general approach, there are certain attributes that may affect your style of mentoring.

Most people use a mix of styles when mentoring and in turn, individual mentees respond differently to different styles. It's useful to consider your preferred mentoring style and its possible strengths and weaknesses.

Select the interactive link to discover your current mentoring attributes.

interactive resource

Guide: The role of mentor involves a considerable amount of learning needs analysis to ensure that mentoring is effective for the mentee. It is helpful to conduct a mentoring needs analysis on yourself so that you can understand the process that a mentee has to undergo.

Think about the issues highlighted by the last two activities.

Select the knowledge and interactive links to analyse your own learning needs.

interactive resource
knowledge resource

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