17 Golden Rules to be the Best Mentor in a post-pandemic world

Sometimes we can pause and think about the qualities we are modelling as mentors of youth – indeed, mentors of anyone of any age. These 17 qualities are gathered from years of research. There are many more, of course, though I trust thesae will be a helpful guide to anyone wanting a quick check-list as they set out to mentor someone, especially youth.

A lways aim to be the very best you can be
N ever hit, humiliate, abuse your mentee

E njoy mentoring with a sense of humor
F lexibility gains respect
F amily values are nurtured
E fficiency and thorough planning
C reative spirits change the world
T eamwork builds positive communities
I nspire your mentee at every opportunity
V isionary mentors educate for the future
E xcellence creates positive achievers

M otivate positively
E ncourage, empathise, affirm, and love your mentee
N urture and mold your mentee as a unique being
T ry to be firm, fair and consistent
O ffer constructive criticism always
R ole models live a healthy, balanced lifestyle


Mentoring Minutes: Weekly Messages to Encourage Anyone Guiding Youth

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