Mentoring

Helps others, regardless of reporting relationship, to acquire the awareness, confidence, and resources necessary to fulfill their potential.

Key Behaviors:

  • Acts as a role model and example to others
  • Maintains a genuine interest in facilitating the personal and professional growth of others, regardless of reporting relationship
  • Provides informal developmental feedback
  • Listens actively to what is said and not said, and to support others' self expression
  • Shares expertise and provides informal advice
  • Assists protege in navigating organizational landscape to achieve objectives
  • Assists, supports, and encourages others in identifying difficulties, prioritizing tasks, defining goals (e.g., creating an IDP), and producing positive results

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.