Paul Westgate looks at mentoring from the mentee's perspective and shares an article asking "Are you mentorable"? Are you open about the areas where you want help? Respectful of your mentor’s time and advice? Here are the characteristics that can make you someone whom other people would like to guide. This article is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED community.
Finding the right mentor (or mentors) can change the trajectory of your life. Many people in the working world have one, or if we don’t, we’ve looked, wondering,“Would so-and-so make a good mentor?”But when was the last time you asked yourself, “Am I a good mentee?”
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