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Many executives and potential mentors shy away from the experience because they fear it will claim a lot of their time in a one-sided relationship. While they see the value for the mentee, they often worry that it will mean taking care of and extending themselves only to the benefit of the mentee.

But substantial rewards accrue for the mentor as well, such as practicing career-advancing skills like facilitating change and overcoming obstacles. Mentors learn to develop others, a key characteristic of successful leadership. They also learn, grow, and experience new perspectives while mentoring others and often learn more about themselves in the process.

Discover how to become the best possible mentor and deliver memorable experiences to your mentees in this 10 Steps to Successful Mentoring book summary.

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