Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Mentor "A" list

Folks just aren't talking about mentoring as much they discuss networking. And yet mentoring and networking are two sides of the same coin.

In the joyous spirit of December, let's kick off a conversation about mentoring.

Over the next few months, with the help of the alphabet, a dictionary and you... Let's explore the different kinds of mentors there are! We either do these things for others or we seek them for ourselves.

Starting with "A":

1. Abandon"ment-or" – helps when the world seems to be ignoring you
2. Abutment-or – props you up while you try new things
3. Accompaniment-or – tries things with you
4. Accomplishment-or – someone you admire
5. Achievement-or – points out what there is to admire in you
6. Adjustment-or – helps make changes
7. Adornment-or – helps you dress better
8. Advancement-or – helps you rethink your career
9. Agreement-or – helps find a middle ground
10. Ailment-or – consoles you
11. Alignment-or – points in the right direction
12. Amazement-or – surprises you and changes your perspective
13. Amendment-or – offers alternatives
14. Amusement-or – sees the humour of the situation
15. Announcement-or – tells everyone about you
16. Apartment-or – knows where you live and is willing to meet you there
17. Appointment-or – teaches time management
18. Argument-or – helps you stand up and be heard
19. Arrangement-or – introduces you to new people
20. Assessment-or – helps you understands yourself
21. Assignment-or – tasks you with things to try
22. Assortment-or – offers multiple perspectives
23. Atonement-or – helps fix mistakes
24. Attachment-or – builds meaningful relationships
25. Attainment-or – helps you define goals
26. Augment-or – helps you be you in all facets

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