Mentoring

In this video, we share our philosophy on mentoring and the rewards that come to individuals and organizations from applying mentorship effectively.

In this video, we share our philosophy on mentoring and the rewards that come to individuals and organizations from applying mentorship effectively. There are many misconceptions about what mentoring is and how to be a mentor. We point out several of these misconceptions and highlight ways to build a positive mindset in order to become a better mentor.

Tips for Effective Mentoring

If we want to be good mentors we need to remember that true mentoring comes from a mindset where we are genuinely interested in the success of another person and want to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Building a strong rapport our protegé is key to the success of the mentoring relationship. Without this rapport it becomes difficult for the mentor and protegé to be open and honest with each other and share experiences and perspective. As mentors, we should seek to help our protegé by “telling our own story” and passing on the wisdom and lessons that the protegé can apply to their own situation. Seeking out protegés who come from different background and experiences than our own helps both of us expand our perspectives and come up with better solutions to the challenges we face.

Author: Jason LeDuc

Jason LeDuc is the Founder of Evil Genius Leadership Consultants, an executive and leadership coaching firm based in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Before striking out on his own to start a world class coaching firm, Jason served proudly for two decades as an officer in the United States Air Force and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in August 2015. In his most recent assignment as an instructor at the Air War College Distance Learning Program he served as an academic instructor to 7000+ students from all services to provide them the education needed to accept strategic leadership positions as senior officers. He developed curriculum for international security studies covering international relations, supporting US national security interests, strategic thought and planning and regional/cultural security analysis. Jason is a graduate of Boston University and was commissioned in 1995 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Distinguished Graduate. He also earned a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2002.

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