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Thoughts on Mentoring Series – Part 3

EQUIP versus ENABLE

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.  –  Booker T. Washington

 Authentic Relationship.  Shared expectations.  Trust another person that they are capable of achieving (fill in the blank).   Dr. Karen Khaleghi stated “in one sense, “enabling” has the same meaning as “empowering”. . . however, it has developed the specialized meaning of offering help that perpetuates rather than solves a problem.”   Published Jul 11, 2012 in The Anatomy of Addiction.  How can we be sure that we are equipping our mentees with knowledge, tools and resources to succeed on their own terms, rather than enabling them to be dependent on us?  READ more about establishing healthy boundaries in the mentoring relationship.

 

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