M4_5 Independence of Mentee Mentoring Arrangement
Discuss -> Manage independence of the mentee:
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- the fact or state of being independent.
- freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
- excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, typically a partner who requires support due to an illness or addiction.
- May also be driven by the type of relationship
- the dependence of two or more people or things on each other.
- In an interdependent relationship, participants may be emotionally, economically, ecologically or morally reliant on and responsible to each other.
Identify characteristics of a mentoring arrangement that fosters mentee independence:
- Use of questions vs telling
- Story telling
- Accountability - focus on mentee being accountable
- Commitment to arrangement
Discuss the issue of codependence in a mentoring arrangement:
- Because of nature of the mentoring relationship this can happen
- Mentee will not make decisions without the approval or participation of the mentor
- No accountability on the part of the mentee
- If there is failure the mentee will shift blame to the mentor
Discuss the contribution of interdependence in the mentoring arrangement:
- Interdependence fosters a relationship of mutual trust and growth
- Each is accountable to the other
- Need to make sure that they are accountable to themselves first