It is a collaboration between mentor and mentee who works together to identify goals that are specific to the individual’s role and aligned to corporate objectives. The mentor should be supportive and listen to the ideas of the mentee. This is critical as it guarantees that mentee will know “what is expected of me”, which is another key drive of engagement and performance. It also frames the conversation in a meaningful way. Are the goals on track or not? Why? What can the individual do to improve? What can others do to support? If the performance or behavior under question does not change, the mentor needs to remind the mentee of the goal and hole him/her accountable. Mentor set priorities and had ability to work toward stated as success could be defined as a progressive realization of a predetermined goal. Mentor amplified limited power by empowering mentee to take on shared challenges, seeking to surround with the most talented people representing a wide range of skills that could be helpful in achieving the goals. Mentor in collaboration with mentee helps to set goals, to move forward these goals, and to advice on what course of action mentee should take. Furthermore, mentor coaches mentee to build the processes necessary to collaborate on a strategy on how to best implement the project.
Mentoring is a long-term commitment with a broader range; include guidance toward professional education and career choices.