The Mentor Playbook

What is mentoring?

Mentoring opportunities

1:1 relationship

Educational environment

Day-to-day interactions

Mentoring is...

Knowledge sharing

Requirements

You need...

Time

Give more than you take

Why mentor?

Mentor because...

Develop skills

Reinforce knowledge

Expand your network

Mentor because...

Build community

Mentor because...

Nurture diversity & inclusion

Am I ready?

Do I need to be an expert?

NO

NO

Do I need to be an expert?

Do I need to be an expert?

Do I need to be an expert?

NO

Stages of Competence

Stages of Competence

Reflective competence

Jargon

Jargon is a shortcut to communication

Only helpful when there's a prior shared understanding

Don't know?

Hit Pause

Who to mentor?

Mentor someone...

Who asks for help

With potential

Dealing with change

Mentor someone...

Inside & outside of your network

How should we mentor?

Mentor by...

Build trust

Mentor by...

Prioritize

Set expectations

Network introductions

Mentor by...

Assume infinite intelligence, zero knowledge

Remove roadblocks

Fear

Safe environment

Learning as a value

Foster collaboration

Remove roadblocks

Impostor syndrome

Celebrate accomplishments

Reflect on progress

Encourage independence

Formulate good responses

Approachable

Vulnerable

Present

Formulate good responses

Encouraging

Walk the middle path

Non-directive

Formulate bad responses

  • Well, actually...
  • It's easy.
  • Just XYZ...

Formulate good responses

  • What have you already considered?
  • What went as planned?

Formulate good responses

  • What do you need to feel supported?
  • When X, do Y, because Z...

Mentor better

Mentor better...

Colleague first, mentor second

Mentor better...

Self care

Mentor better...

Emotional intelligence

Mentor better...

Cultural & personal sensitivities

Outlive the relationship

Future benefits

Focus on character development

Future benefits

Forever mentor

Let them make their own decisions

Ask for feedback

We all benefit

Healthy communities

Social capital

Collective growth

The Mentor Playbook

References

Resources