We conclude our 2 part series on mentoring. This episode we focus on strategies for finding and structuring successful mentoring relationships.
2:01 - The lifecycle of mentorship, deciding on your goal, and finding the right person to help you achieve that goal.
5:16 - The importance of being clear on what you want from a mentor and setting expectations.
7:51 - The 22 minute meeting
9:18 - The difference between a mentor and a coach.
14:19 - Turning a "no" from a prospective mentor into an opportunity to connect with someone else.
15:36 - Ian reflects on The 4-hour Work Week by Tim Ferris.
19:43 - Why the best mentor may not always be someone who's done exactly what you are looking to do.
22:22 - March's blueprint for approaching a new mentor effectively.
24:22 - LinkedIn as a tool for finding mentors.
28:11 - Reverse mentoring and how it benefits both parties.
31:26 - The Science of Mentoring by Shawn Blanchard.
35:30 - How a mentor can become an invaluable sponsor for you in your career.
37:19 - The Oracle and the Jedi by Andy Dunn and how exactly do you pronounce Bonobos?
39:30 - We discuss the concept of radical candor.
42:52 - We explore models for radical candor from the article Examples of Radical Candor by Pavneet Singh Saund.
45:19 -"5 Types of Mentoring Relationships you need for your career" by A Millennial's Diary
48:38 - The importance of having a diversity of perspectives to inform you.
49:55 - First Round Capital's template for setting up a mentoring relationship.
59:33 - How skillful conversations are an important part of a mentor relationship.
1:00:01 - How to know when to END a mentoring relationship.
📖 Book: The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
📖 Book: How About That for a Crack Baby by Shawn Blanchard
📰 Article: Reverse Mentoring: What is it and Why it is Beneficial
📰 Article: Examples of Radical Candor by Pavneet Singh Saund
📖 Book: The 4-hour Work Week by Tim Ferris.
📰 Article: 5 Types of Mentoring Relationships you need for your career by A Millennial's Diary
🛠️ Tool: First Round Capital's template for setting up a mentoring relationship