Mentoring Library

M3_1 Bottlenecks & Mentoring Arrangement

Lesson 1

Discuss possible bottlenecks in the mentoring arrangement

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Define bottleneck:

  • Defined as something that prevents the mentoring arrangement from moving forward or from being successful
  • Can include personal, professional and organizational influences

Identify possible bottlenecks affecting a mentoring arrangement:

  • Self esteem - self confidence
  • Poor communication
  • Lack of trust
  • No chemistry
  • No relationship
  • No commitment
  • No Accountability
  • Unable to create a safe environment
  • No corporate support
  • Mentor not trained

List ways to deal with the possible bottlenecks:

  • Training
  • Open communication
  • Proper matching of mentor and mentee
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