Strategies and Models
for Mentoring

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The Growth mindset

Coined by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, who pioneered this work, “growth mindset” describes the belief that intelligence is malleable rather than fixed. Dweck’s research indicates that when people possess a growth mindset, they tend to be more persistent and better equipped to respond positively to adversity in the learning process.

Why do we mentor?

From MENTOR, the national mentoring partner in the US, we have research stating that students with mentors are 55% more likely to enroll in college than those without mentors. We see the same tendencies in South Africa and are presented with an opportunity to make that difference through mentoring.

elements of effective Mentoring

In this Podcast by Donald Miller from Building A Storybrand, he interviews Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz. The six elements they outline in their process (forming the acronym MENTOR) will show you how to begin a mentoring relationship that could make all the difference in another person’s life — and in your own.

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