Mentorship is an important aspect in the development of individual skills and imparting crucial knowledge to facilitate smoother carrying out of duties. Having a focused mentoring relationship between the mentor and the mentored is vital for mutual benefits (Lipton & Wellman, 2003) .The mentor has a prerogative to identify and seek a good mentor who will assist in nurturing and developing skills relevant to this field of interest. Therefore there is a need for the mentor to have criteria to make this identification possible. The following are four questions that will facilitate achievement of this goal:
1. What type of mentorship do you want?
It is crucial to determine the kind of mentorship one is seeking and the level of professionalism. There are three basic types of mentorship programs:
• The consulting form of mentorship is more liberal and uses the approach on a need -to- know basis.
• The coaching form is the most visible and professionally recommended whereby a novice follows closely the actions of their mentors by shadowing them
• The collaborative mentor entails the mentor helping the mentored come up with a practical and pragmatic solution with professional guidance. ...Show more