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M1_7 Self- Concept, Serving as a Mentor

Lesson 9

Discuss self-concept of serving as a mentor:

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Define self-concept:

  • An idea of the self constructed from the beliefs one holds about oneself and the responses of others.
  • Self image
  • To be aware of oneself

Define serving as a mentor:

  • Mentoring is a means to be of service to others
  • Similar to servant leadership in that the focus is on others and not you
  • Serving as a mentor reflects on your commitment to helping others

Define emotional intelligence:

  • The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

List 5 basic elements of emotional intelligence:

  • accurately perceive emotions in oneself and others
  • use emotions to facilitate thinking
  • understand emotional meanings, and
  • manage emotions
  • Another viewpoint is:
    • Emotional intelligence is a very important skill in leadership. It is said to have five main elements such as - self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.

Identify the elements of emotional intelligence appropriate to a mentoring arrangement:

  • Self-awareness
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social skills
  • Self-regulation

Discuss the importance of emotional intelligence in the mentoring arrangement:

  • Mentors must be aware of how they interact with people in differing situations
  • Emotions play a huge role in the success of the mentoring arrangement
  • The ability to be aware of who you are emotionally and socially and the willingness to change

Discuss criteria useful to critique self-concept of serving as a mentor:

  • As mentioned above
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