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Word of the Day - Mentor

Mentor - an experienced and trusted adviser.

A mentor is a person who can support, advise and guide you. They typically take the time to get to know you and the challenges you're facing, and then use their understanding and personal experience to help you improve.

This relationship is additional to a manager or boss, and benefits from a more personal and confidential structure. Mentors have the potential to become lifelong friends, or the relationship might only last until you've achieved a goal, there's no one size fits all.

The purpose of a mentor is to help you grow as a person and become the best version of yourself.

Qualities of a good mentor:

1. Committed to helping you succeed.

2. Willing to pass along all the knowledge and information you need

3. Provides constructive feedback

4. Is a good listener

5. Has good communication skills

6. Possesses common sense

7. Knows how to manage people well

8. Ideally has knowledge or expertise in the field where the protégé aims to succeed

9. Self-confident and self-aware

10. Does not have prejudices

11. Patient

12. Trustworthy

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