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What is Good Mentoring?
What is Good Mentoring?
What is Good Mentoring?
What is Good Mentoring?
What is Good Mentoring?
What is Good Mentoring?
What is Good Mentoring?
What is Good Mentoring?
What is Good Mentoring?
What is Good Mentoring?
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What is Good Mentoring?

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Entrepreneurs seem to have huge misconceptions about what is a good mentoring relationship. These slides address the issue.

Entrepreneurs seem to have huge misconceptions about what is a good mentoring relationship. These slides address the issue.

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  • 1. What Is Good Mentoring? Sramana Mitra Founder, One Million by One Million
  • 2. Entrepreneurs have huge misconceptions about what is a good Mentoring relationship
  • 3. Myth No. 1: Mentor meets with me weekly Mentor meets with me weekly
  • 4. Myth No. 2: Always available whenever I need to talk. Pulls me up when I am down. Pulls me up when I am down. Pulls me up when I am down. Pulls me up when I am down.
  • 5. Myth No. 1: Mentor meets with me weekly Sheryl Sandberg: No, that’s a therapist Sheryl Sandberg: No, that’s a therapist Sheryl Sandberg: No, that’s a therapist
  • 6. Myth No. 2: Always available whenever I need to talk. Pulls me up when I am down. Sramana Mitra: No, that’s a friend, or a parent. Sramana Mitra: No, that’s a friend, or a parent. Sramana Mitra: No, that’s a friend, or a parent. Sramana Mitra: No, that’s a friend, or a parent. Sramana Mitra: No, that’s a friend, or a parent.
  • 7. A Good Mentor • Has superior knowledge and network in the industry you are trying to navigate • Is willing to tell you what you ‘need’ to hear, not what you ‘want’ to hear • Looks out for your best interest • Connects dots whenever possible to get you further
  • 8. A Good Mentor • Gives you knowledge, advice, introductions without wasting your time, or his/her own time • Pushes you to do more, do better • Will not sit next to you and hold your hand • Is busy, active, in-demand • Helps you learn, become self-sufficient
  • 9. Be realistic. Do not look for a therapist, a friend, a parent, or a family-member in your mentor.
  • 10. Be realistic. Do not look for a therapist, a friend, a parent, or a family-member in your mentor.

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