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Scott Jeffrey Miller

13 Roles to Making a True Impact

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The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship is a practical book that explores the power and impact of mentorship. It offers valuable insights and tools for both mentors and mentees to cultivate successful and meaningful mentorship relationships.

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    The Revealer brings out the best in their mentee

    Have you ever watched a team of archaeologists on a dig? Before they surface any priceless antique artifacts, they spend a lot of time brushing away the sand with delicate brushes. A lot of time: weeks, months, even years. But they keep at it – they have a hunch there’ll be a big payoff at the end of all their patient work.

    The Revealer is a bit like an archaeologist. They have faith that their mentee already has the passions, talents, and ambitions they need to succeed in their field; their role, they feel, is to bring all these skills and enthusiasm to light. With patience and care, they reveal what's beneath the surface for the mentee. 

    Of course, a professional mentor has a slightly more abstract toolkit than the archaeologist’s trowels and brushes. What strategies can the Revealer use to uncover their mentee’s potential?

    To begin with, the Revealer has a well-honed understanding of their mentee’s “dig site” – in other words, their context. This context includes their aspirations, abilities, and working conditions. Only once the Revealer understands their mentee’s dig site can they begin to offer guidance. For example, they might suggest that their mentee’s abilities and aspirations aren’t harmoniously aligned. Or they may observe that, in order to develop their abilities, their mentee might need to consider changing teams or even jobs.

    The Revealer typically works slowly and keeps an open mind – letting go of preconceived notions allows them to see their mentee’s true potential with a greater level of accuracy. Crucially, the Revealer doesn’t try to shape their mentee in their own image; they’re interested in uncovering their mentee’s unique capabilities and working style, not in pressuring their mentee to conform to habits that have worked for them.

    You won't create a masterpiece mentee overnight. The Revealer lays the foundation through rapport, care, and faith that the mentee's passions and goals will be uncovered over time.

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    What is The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship about?

    The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship (2023) demystifies the art of being an effective mentor. It walks prospective mentors through the entire mentoring journey – from setting expectations and goals at the outset to tracking progress to ending on a high note.

    The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship Review

    The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship (2021) is a must-read for anyone interested in developing their mentoring skills and fostering meaningful connections. Here's why this book stands out:

    • It offers practical strategies that can be applied immediately, empowering readers to become effective mentors and mentees.
    • With real-life examples and stories from successful mentors, the book brings the content to life and makes it relatable and inspiring.
    • The book delves into the psychology behind mentorship and explores different mentoring styles, providing valuable insights on how to create successful mentoring relationships.

    Who should read The Ultimate Guide to Great Mentorship?

    • Mentors and mentees seeking a symbiotic relationship
    • Experienced professionals who want to share their learnings 
    • Managers looking to matchmake mentors and mentees for best results

    About the Author

    Scott Jeffrey Miller began his career at leadership development firm FranklinCovey, where he built experience in sales, marketing, general management, and executive roles. He has since evolved into a best-selling author, radio host, leadership coach, columnist, and global keynote speaker.

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