Mentoring

A two-way street

However, my experience as a mentor has shown me that Wikipedia’s definition is incomplete. Wikipedia defines mentoring as the transmission of knowledge. My understanding is that mentoring is more than a transmission of knowledge. It is an exchange of knowledge. Even considering that one of the people involved in the mentoring process is more experienced in a certain aspect, topic, or area, the other person may have experience and knowledge in another aspect, topic, or area that can bring new insights. Or the other person can use her novelty in the topic she is being mentored to bring a new perspective that the mentor has missed.

Summing up

  • Mentoring is one of the most important roles for a product head. It is through mentoring that a head of product helps his team to develop.
  • Mentoring is a two-way street. The person in the role of mentor should be open to new learning from his mentoring sessions with his mentor.

Missing something?

So, did you miss something in this chapter? What else would you like me to cover?

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Joca Torres

Joca Torres

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Digital product development advisor, coach, and board member. Also an open water swimmer and ukulelist.