M4_1 Mentor’s Insights and Mentee’s Questions
Discuss -> Manage correct insights relevant to the mentee’s questions
Suggested Actions ... based on answering this question:
"Can you discuss -> manage correct insights relevant to the mentee’s questions?"
If yes - move to the next lesson or module
If no - follow this pathway
1. Watch the video
2. Identify 3-5 Key Learning Points from watching the video
3. Read the Notes and Additional Resources below - if available
4. Summarize your learning
5. Confirm you can answer the question with "Yes"
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Define insights (suggestions):
- the capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing
- a deep understanding of a person or thing
Define Questions (requests):
- a sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information
- free from error; in accordance with fact or truth
Value questions mentees ask:
- What would have helped you?
- Why you?
- What do your core values mean to you?
- Is this already learned or still being learned?
- What are your credentials?
- Share with me one blind spot that you see?
- Can you walk me through your process?
- Do you have references for me?
Qualify the correct insights in response to mentee questions:
- These questions provide a window for the mentee into the mentor and the mentor’s world.
- This is essential if the relationship is to grow and prosper
- The insights can be broken into two categories: 1) professional and 2) personal.
- 3 of 8 are personal
Discuss the relevance of correct insights in response to mentee questions:
- Deeper understanding of what the mentee is looking for.
- Deeper understanding of the mentee
- Provides a map for the mentor to follow in guiding the relationship
- Incorrect insights would send them both off in different directions and they would lose sense of purpose
Discuss criteria useful to convey correct insights in response to mentee questions:
- Criteria needs to address from the personal and professional aspect
- Recommend focus on the personal first - help remove any barriers or obstacles
- Look for root cause and not the bandaid
- Use of terminology such as we and us versus you or I