Mentoring Paper

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There are many ways to design a mentoring program depending on the type of business you are in and what you are trying to accomplish by a mentoring program. I personally would base my mentoring program around the auto industry. With the auto industry I would begin with all the front line supervisors. I first feel a mentor is a good coach that is able to teach a specific skill to others no matter what their background knowledge is in the area. Also I feel a good mentor must challenge the mentoree and take them out of their comfort zone. In designing a mentoring program my main focuses would be make everyone familiar with the organization's norms and culture, the mentor must show the mentoree the company culture, the mentor must…show more content…
Mentoring allows you to strengthen your coaching and leadership skills by working with individuals from different backgrounds and with different personality types. I personally take any chance I get to shadow upper management, take on extra meetings in place of my boss when he is unavailable to get my name and face out there. This also allows me to get another take on different leadership skill as I mentioned above from managers of all levels at work. The growth is always there for people willing to take the extra step to get there.
Overall I feel a good leader that wants to become a mentor must have the desire to help others. This person must be interested in helping others succeed. Another trait to have to become a good mentor is they must have positive experiences to share. If a mentor can share their experiences they may be able to paint a better picture while teaching. Any person that has prior experience helping others would also make a good mentor. An experienced person who has a good reputation for helping others develop their skills will make a good mentor. When becoming a mentor he/she must have the time and mental energy to devote to the relationship; you should now become a team. Some examples of leaders that I feel would make poor mentors are leaders that are not committed to the mentor program. If they are not committed they will not help the situation. A leader must be dedicated in helping the
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