Mentoring Paper

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There are many ways to design a mentoring program depending on the type of business you are in and what you are trying to accomplish by a mentoring program. I personally would base my mentoring program around the auto industry. With the auto industry I would begin with all the front line supervisors. I first feel a mentor is a good coach that is able to teach a specific skill to others no matter what their background knowledge is in the area. Also I feel a good mentor must challenge the mentoree and take them out of their comfort zone. In designing a mentoring program my main focuses would be make everyone familiar with the organization's norms and culture, the mentor must show the mentoree the company culture, the mentor must demonstrate honesty, integrity, respect, and most of all responsibility. In addition the mentor must show the mentoree how to take ownership, demonstrate effective communication skills both verbally and nonverbally. I have always felt communication is key principle to success. In any business, program or situation there can never be enough communication. A mentor will help develop the mentoree through guidance, feedback, and occasionally an insistence on a particular level of performance or appropriate direction. When establishing a mentor program you must also look at the mentor. There are a few things I would look for and expect in my program from the mentor, such as the mentor must be a career focused individual, this person must have a good attitude no matter the situation, willing to listen and think outside of the box. Anyone can be a mentor to almost anyone, the key is the person must be able to make a difference, teach other along the way and willing to make a difference. As I stated anyone can be a mentor, but making a difference is what counts. I had a great mentor a long my career path. My mentor was , I started out in my…...

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