Whether you are a Mentor or you wish to be a C Suite Mentee The following can provide you a quick way to break the ice in an early mentoring meeting (with thanks to the Independent newspaper).The answers don’t have to be written down – this is to create conversation. Fundamental to this interview are two main Communication Pillars which make the Mentee understand that :1. The Mentor will Reveal himself Transparently. Reciprocity is expected/ appreciated. Confidentiality is maintained.2. The Mentor ‘Provokes’ ! Be Ready for this, Challenge is good, Provocation leads to bringing out the Best in you !
Both mentee and mentor can answer these questions:• If you weren’t talking to me right now you’d be …• The catch- phrase/s you use far too often is …• I wish people would take more notice of …• The most surprising thing that happened to me was …• A common misconception (idea) of mine is …• I am not a politician, but …• I am good at…• I am not very good at…• The best day / night out is …• The best age to be is …• In a nutshell, my philosophy is …• I light up when…• If I could learn any language I would learn..