Reflective Essay On My Mentorship

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 I believe that I do have the ability to recognize and believe in the potential of others, however, I may fall short in recognizing the potential in some who do not share the same background as I do. For example, I feel I have a hard time recognizing the potential in certain employees who began their career working in the field. That is mostly due to the lack of technological knowledge they may possess.
 I feel that I am willing to share my network of personal and professional resources. I have had other mentors do that for me early in my career and feel it was vital to my success and growth. My mentors were able to open doors for me and connect me with others who helped me grow. As a mentor I must be able to recognize what resources my
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While mentoring new Supervisors or mentoring anyone for that matter, I believe the most precious resource I can offer is my time. The new Supervisor I was mentoring was becoming overwhelmed by their new role and seemed defeated. By offering my time at the office and willingness to help guide and support them during this difficult period, our relationship grew stronger. By giving support and offering guidance, trust was built which helped lay the foundation for a very successful mentorship. Not only did I offer time which is a personal resource, but I also offered my connections. I was able to connect my mentee with others in the organization that could help train him on certain computer programs that would ease the transition and help shorten the learning curve of the new …show more content…
I believe it was about 3-4 weeks after I initially reached out to my mentor that he agreed to meet for lunch to discuss. I told him I was planning to apply to colleges to begin my MBA process and wanted to know his thoughts on having an MBA in our organization and if it was worth the investment. I never forgot his response, he said, “Just focus on your job, what are you getting to eat”? Nothing else was spoken of pertaining to my MBA interest. Six years later, I am beginning my eMBA, and since have a new

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