Are You A Top Mentor In Your Network Marketing Business? How do you become a top mentor in your network marketing business? The job of a top mentor is to assist a person to learn, develop and improve in any area of their life through insight, awareness and discoveries assisted in the discussion between the mentor and the learner.
A mentor is not the same as being a role model just as a manager can be a role model and not be a mentor.
Mentoring is defined as 'understanding' finding questions that allow the learner and the mentor to arrive at their own understandings and it is a two way process.
To be a top mentor is to act as a facilitator for learning rather than a teacher and he/she is there for support while allowing the learner to take responsibility for their own learning.
Key points to remember when mentoring: • Delegate a task to the learner to be completed within a certain time frame.
• Avoid the 'you should do'.
• Focus on achieving understanding rather than teaching.
• Use paraphrasing as part of active listening.
• Let the learner do the talking as opposed to you talking.
• Allow the learner to arrive at their own solutions and decisions ask 'what do you think?' 'What would you do'? • Find the cause of the problem and show empathy by describing how you felt in the same situation.
• Redirect a question if you don't get a response to a question.
• Avoid accepting generalizations as answers to questions-ask them why they have come to that point of view, it could be through a specific experience they have had.
• When the learner makes a mistake use it as an opportunity to learn.
• Use common interests to develop your mentor/learner relationship.
• Allow the learner to move at their own pace.
• Focus on improvement-what would the learner do different, better or new next time.
• Recognise that the learner's perception may differ from yours.
Both learner and mentor should evaluate the effectiveness of the mentoring process continuously and ask each other - What am I doing which you find helpful/unhelpful, remember that people learn from their failures, seldom do they learn from their success.
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