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Mentorship 101: The Benefits of a Mentor-Mentee Relationship

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Not sure what the benefits of having a mentorship are? Dr. Robin Largue discusses how both mentor and mentee can grow from this exchange.
  • ​How well do you give productive feedback? 
  • In what ways could you improve this skill?
  • How well do you receive feedback?
  • When was the last time you used feedback to personally improve?
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I’m Robin Largue and I have had the
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great privilege of being a leader for
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over 30 years and it’s an experience
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that continues and I learn each and
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every day as I practice that skill and
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that effort to be the best leader
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possible as I know you do as well I’ve
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also had the privilege of being a mentor
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to many individuals and even groups of
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individuals I think and sometimes it was
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in an informal way and sometimes it was
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more formal what I have learned from
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those experiences is being a mentor and
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being mentored are very very critical
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issues for organizations today we need
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to support our new employees and our new
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leaders but it comes with some
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responsibilities so each person in the
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relationship of mentor and mentee has
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some responsibility so want to start
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with the mentor so the mentor has to be
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committed to doing the work of being a
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good mentor which means willing to
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provide some time willing to be a good
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listener willing to think about what
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they say before they give that good
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advice and willing to be supportive as
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much as possible really creating that
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relationship with the mentee because the
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mentee is going to expect that from the
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mentor to offer that hand of the
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relationship the mentee on the other
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hand has to be prepared and prepared in
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that they sort of know what they want to
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do in the future so their mentor can be
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supportive and helpful but also would be
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willing to accept feedback and we talked
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about the mentor using those keywords at
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key times but also the mentee has to be
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willing to accept feedback as a gift and
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feedback really helps us
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get better as individuals and so we need
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to help mentees be prepared for that and
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our focus in a mentor program is always
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around how do we extend those kill
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skills or competencies that are needed
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to be successful but also how do we
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become a part of an organization a part
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of a team and so it’s building that
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cohesive structure that’s also important
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in a mentor program I hope that you’ve
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had the opportunity to be both the
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mentor and the mentee being in both
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roles really gives you great advantage
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because you sort of know what people
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expect and what people want so think
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about today as you go about your day
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think about the times when you were a
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mentor either in an informal way or a
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formal way what did you do well what
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challenges did you face and how might
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you have gone about it a little
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differently and then think about your
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mentee situations because we’ve all been
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mentored and what did you learn and how
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did you learn it and then how can we put
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those two experiences together to Greek
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create great mentorship programs and our
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organizations so I look forward to
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hearing what your reflections are and
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how you’re going to move forward in this
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effort

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