This month in the mentoring reading room

The mentoring reading room providing advice for both mentors and protege's that will enable them to get the most out of the mentor protege relationship.

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  • Wouldn't you love to have a friend, career coach, confidante, inspirational source and

    devil's advocate all rolled into one? A mentor can be all of these things and more, ultimately acting as your personal career compass. But what should you look for in mentors, and how do you go about establishing these key relationships? For starters, a good mentor should: Be a leader in the field. Be willing to invest time with you.Have something to teach you. Of course, a mentor does not have to be Asian American to be effective.

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  • Mentoring relationships can be among the most rewarding career-related interactions you'll have -- if you take full advantage of them. Whether you're interested in mentoring someone or looking for a mentor to help steer your career in the right direction, these guidelines can help you get and stay connected with the right person.

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  • When Verna Ford met with a financial services client recently, one man stood out amid the sober suits: An African American in a pink checked shirt. That might be OK in Tennessee where he works, Ford thought, but not in New York. He needs a mentor. What a Mentor Does. A consultant with Boston-based Novations/J. Howard Associates who specializes in multicultural issues and has authored two books on mentoring, Ford knows how important the role of a mentor can be. "A good mentor wouldn't have told him not to wear that pink shirt," she says. "But she would have helped him see the implications of it."

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