What The Best Mentors Do

Being a mentor doesn’t necessarily mean giving advice. As the following article outlines, the best mentors act as a source of ideas and light when confronting serious personal and professional decisions and hurdles.

“The next practice of good mentors is sharing their optimism much more than their cynicism. If your mentee shares an idea that seems unrealistic, try the 24 x 3 rule: spend 24 seconds, 24 minutes, or a day thinking about all the reasons that the idea is good before you criticize any aspect of it.” HBR, 2017

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