Mentoring

“Mentoring is to support and encourage people to manage their own learning in order that they may maximize their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be” (Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring).

From the article regarding “Racial Exclusion Continues in Employment” discusses mentoring, this portion of the article states, “they could propose that companies either start or double-down investments in mentoring and internships for youth of color in high school” (Nikravan, Nov 2011). However, mentoring is a two-way highway before one can be mentor they should have the desired to be mentored, developed and shaped for tomorrow’s future.

Elisha was Elijah successor, and Elisha worked closely with him, being known as the one who “poured out water upon the hands of Elijah” when Elijah washed his hands (2Ki 2:3-5; 3:11). What is the significance of this passage, it was customary for individuals to clean themselves after relieving themselves. Elisha was the one who was honored to wash Elijah hands. Mentoring requires a certain level of obedience and trust that the individual mentoring will do right and not misuses their position. Mentoring takes time, patience, awareness, a level of expectation and commitment that are mutually understood between the individuals collaborating together.

Blessings!

Tony

Racial Exclusion Continues in Employment, Ladan Nikravan, November 2011
Retrieved from http://www.diversity-executive.com/articles/view/racial-exclusion-continues-in-employment/3

Eric Parsloe, The Oxford School of Coaching & Mentoring
Retrieved from http://www.mentorset.org.uk/index.htm