mentoring

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Employee training system under which a senior or more experienced individual (the mentor) is assigned to act as an advisor, counselor, or guide to a junior or trainee. The mentor is responsible for providing support to, and feedback on, the individual in his or her charge.

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The farrier was mentoring a young man in high school for five years on all the shoeing and trimming necessities before he was allowed to go out on his own.
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I could not go to the movies with my friends because I was busy mentoring my new student who needed help in English.
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The new junior executives were highly competitive, preferring to sabotage rather than support each other, so upper management figured the company's longstanding mentoring program would probably be pointless.
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Notable Quotable

Get a Mentor
"It's very hard to be successful without having a good mentor, it is essential to have someone you can look up to and emulate. Also, a mentor will show you the tricks and pitfalls of the game because they have likely already been around the block."
- Varun Gulati
Seek out the Guru of an Industry
"One thing we try to do is find the "guru." Getting to the truth can really be accelerated by finding the handful of folks who truly understand a business or industry."
- Jeffrey Tannenbaum


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