re: Characteristics of a great mentor VIEW POST

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I feel like the same kind of things I've seen in great managers also apply to great mentors.

  • Is at least one step ahead of me technically - I've had mentors that aren't technical experts in our field but as long as they are one step ahead of me I'm going to be able to learn from their process.

  • Genuinely is interested in where I'm at - Isn't using it to push their own agenda or is being forced to do it.

  • Has the time - Getting cancelled on a few days before a scheduled coffee meetup because work just gets in the way is disheartening.

  • Clicks with me - So much of the relationship is based on some kind of spark.

 

I'd take

* Has the time - Getting cancelled on a few days before a scheduled coffee meetup because work just gets in the way is disheartening

And sub in, "is available: being able to send an email/SMS/Slack message and know that I'm going to get some sort of reply is a great stress-reliever". Just knowing someone's out there that I can rely on has been a great way to keep me off the panic-ledge.

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