by Theresa Bradley-Banta
In my article 23 Fun Questions to Ask Your Mentor I list some questions that help lighten up the mentoring session. But sometimes you really want to go deep with the questions you ask your mentor.
Here is a simple, but extraordinary, list of questions to use when talking with your mentor. These are thinking questions.
And … stick around, the best part is yet to come.
23 Extraordinary Questions to Ask Your Mentor
- What qualities do you look for in the people you hang out with?
- If you wanted to encourage innovative ideas, how would you go about it?
- How would you describe your personal style?
- How do you give credit where credit is due?
- If you wanted to create an environment where motivation can thrive, what’s the first thing you would do?
- How do you show others that you believe in them?
- Who has influenced you the most?
- What do you do to challenge your underlying beliefs, paradigms and assumptions?
- What would you do differently if given the opportunity?
- When is breaking the rules okay?
- What does working ‘on’ your business mean to you?
- What does empowerment mean to you?
- How and where do you find inspiration?
- If you wanted to find the second best answer to a question or problem, what technique would you use?
- Why do you do what you do?
- How do you approach the unknown?
- How do you keep your feelings from clouding your decision-making?
- What’s the best way to keep your eye on future results?
- How do you bring courage and conviction to risky situations?
- What values are you committed to?
- What do you do to live a balanced life?
- What are 5 key books you feel I should read, and why?
- What dreams and goals inspired you to succeed?
Okay, are you ready? Here’s the fun part. It’s time to ask yourself these questions.
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