Tuesday, December 17, 2013 A Mentor in Shining Armor
You might think that you are the "Mentor in Shining Armor" who's come to save the day. However inflated your ego might be, please temper your glee with a few bits of wisdom:
Nobody knows everything.
Nobody can be everything.
Mentors should have a fairly extensive network consisting of other Mentoring organizations. Well rounded opportunities are presented through well rounded Mentoring. "Be prepared" (the Motto of a Mentoring organization) to "hand-off" your Mentee to someone who may be better equipped to serve your student as they progress. DO NOT HOLD BACK! Let go and support your student as they gain new opportunities in life. You do not own your mentee.
Thanks for your time. Go do something nice for somebody.