As humans we always have the potential to learn from one another. If we see something new, we are more than likely to take an interest in whatever is going on. We are also more than likely to learn at least one thing from it and hence we have the saying “you learn something new every day” (because we see new things every day). We also learn new things from other people – from teachers or coaches, for example. The same can be said for mentors and mentees, since a mentee can learn a great deal from his or her mentor. They can learn a great deal of skills and attributes, which they can apply to their own life. These skills and attributes can be used in all walks of life and so must be deemed as highly useful. In essence, a mentee can learn things – from a mentor – which ought to enable them to succeed and live a good life. Let us explore what a mentee can learn from a mentor, and just how this may be done.
First and foremost, a mentor can teach a mentee the skill of evaluation. This skill is vital for mentors to possess as it is what enables them to produce adequate responses. They listen to what their clients have to say, evaluate upon the issue, and then give a solution which ought to help the client. This all sounds very simple, but it relies on large amounts of knowledge beforehand. What is more, it relies on practice. A mentee can learn this skill by actively questioning what their mentor is telling them. By doing so, they are evaluating and will develop a more well-rounded opinion. The best way to enhance this skill is through practice, therefore it is vital for a mentor to promote it to his or her mentee.
Secondly, a mentor can teach a mentee how to grow as a person. Not only can they help the individual grow, but they can also help the individual’s firm grow (especially if they are business mentors). Mentors often help their clients to develop by forcing them to notice their valuable traits. These traits are what make them successful people, but they are often forgotten about in times of difficulty or pain. The mentor will, therefore, remind them – or make them think – about moments of success and the reasons for said success. This will, in turn, lead to the mentee valuing themselves and becoming more positive.
In summary, I hope to have shown how a mentee can learn from a mentor. I believe that it is even possible for a mentor to learn from a mentee, just as a sports coach may learn from an elite athlete. Whatever the case, one would simply hope that a great deal of learning and self-development is taking place. For more information on how a mentee can learn from a mentor, or on general mentorship, visit https://www.selfmadebook.uk/mastermindgroup/