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Four Essential Elements of a Good Mentoring Relationship

Mentoring is a great way to enhance learning and engagement.


Tue Nov 18 2014


Mentoring gets a good deal of attention in the talent development world because it can be a great mechanism for learning and engagement. Many organizations invest in formalized, structured mentoring programs—providing training to the mentors and carefully matching up mentors and mentees. The following are a few reflections on what makes a good mentor based on my own experience being mentored when I was a new member of the workforce. Though anecdotal, I find that these key points align well with the research and serve as a reminder for me as I assess my mentoring of others.

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