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Kim Crayton
I don’t do this often but I have to vent because people are blowing their opportunities to be mentored. Here are some simple “Rules for Successfully Being Mentored”. I’m intentionally making these separate so none get missed:
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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1. Offer before you ask
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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2. Mentoring is a relationship, not one night stand
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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3. Access to someone’s network has a cost. Make sure you’ve earned it.
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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4. “Can we meet for coffee” is code for “can you work for me for free?”
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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5. Mentoring isn’t free to the mentor. The expenses of energy and time, is more valuable than gold
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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6. Have a clear goal and benchmarks
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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7. Mentors are guides, the work is yours to do
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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8. Remain humble and appreciative
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BinarySo1o Oct 9
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Are there go-to/best ways a mentee can give back to their mentor?
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Gregor Martynus Oct 9
From personal mentor perspective: Be eager to learn, give feedback, try first before asking for help, make it easy to give feedback :)
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Gregor Martynus Oct 9
really cool: find a fellow mentee you can team up with. Scales mentorship and reduces workload because you help out each other
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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Also, offer to share your knowledge in an area the mentor needs help with. There’s always something you know how to do better/more efficiently/more effectively. Again, offer before you ask.
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Lanice Sims Oct 9
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This must have been heavy on your heart to write all this.
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Kim Crayton Oct 9
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Seeing too many people miss their chance to transition into because they don’t understand that mentoring is a relationship, not Tinder
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Charles in NJ Oct 9
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OK. Listen up Thread coming. 👇
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Charles in NJ Oct 9
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9. Listen to . She’s saying these things for our benefit.
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🐭tamouse.{rb,js,py} Oct 9
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Really good set. Thanks! It must have been setting hard
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Mary Oct 10
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Can you give an example of what you mean by this in a mentoring relationship?
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Josh Cheek Oct 10
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I think this one is sometimes what the mentor is providing.
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