Embrace Mentoring and Make It Work in Your Favor
|February 12, 2013||Posted by Assegid under Leadership|
I had a privilege to present an educational session of 12 minutes on February 06, 2013. In this presentation, I used a metaphor to explain how a mentoring relation between mentors and mentees should be if the desire of both parties is to make the relationship work in their favor. The metaphor I used was how Eagles raise their eaglets.
As you might have already know eagles start to mentor their eagles at the early stage of their infancy. The most important lessons we learn from this relationship between eagles and eaglets include but not limited to:
1. The preparation starts even before the eaglets are born. The eagles build their nests on higher grounds, mostly on top of a big tree or on top of a cliff. That means, the eaglets are born into highness, and they won’t have height phobia (They won’t get scared of heights) when they begin their flying exercise.
2. The eagles have the best interest of their eaglets throughout this relationship. They want them to succeed. The stretch them like by pushing them out of their nest and comfort zone while they are too unprepared but the male eagles catch those that cannot flap and fly by themselves before they crash on the ground.
3. And more…
Though there are some lessons we learn from this metaphor, unlike the eaglets, mentees are well grown individuals and have their own goals, passion, and interest, and they have preferences on how the relationship should work. That is why I have included in the outline the roles of both mentors and mentees so that the relationship succeeds and fruition.
The outline of the presentation:
1. Differentiating mentoring from other similar terms such as coaching, counseling…
2. Types of mentoring relationships
3. The most important roles of mentors
4. The most important roles of mentees for the mentoring relationship to work in their favor
Here is the excerpt video post:
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