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The forgotten art of mentoring (TopConf March 2017)

The forgotten art of mentoring (TopConf March 2017)

When did you last care, help or even accompany someone, a colleague for instance, on his life journey?

We produce ever more content, day in and day out. Either for our blogs, while organizing communities or when pointing out to the internet where our whole knowledge is to be found. Haven't we forgotten the "human being" in this avalanche of information? We all learn, but so few of us do it through mentoring.
The word mentoring can be scary for some. But mentoring is like a superpower that anyone can use. In this talk we will talk about learning, teaching, leading, accompanying and even letting be. We will discuss the role of a mentor and the differences with a coach, a godfather and a boss. How do you act as a mentor or a Mentee, and what makes this relationship so unique and so fruitful? Finally, the audience we will make its first step toward mentoring through a practical exercise.

Tim Bourguignon

March 02, 2017

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  1. Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone

    who had real positive influences in his or her life, a mentor” “ - Denzel Washington
  2. Mentor Anyone who has a positive, guiding influence in another

    person's life, a trusted counselor or guide - Merriam-Webster
  3. mentee Benefits for the Impartial advice Encouragement Help in problem

    solving Professional development Increased visibility
  4. It is not because things are difficult that we do

    not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult” “ - Seneca
  5. The perfect mentee Makes things happen & adds value Sees

    and ceases opportunity Influences others Attracts other leaders Is committed Is loyal in short …of course he/she does not exist!
  6. A mentor‘s Never work alone Limit who you take along

    Develop Relationship first todo list
  7. Before you jump in Life worth following? Other followers? What

    influences others to follow? Produces leaders? Reproducible strength? with a mentor