12 Keys to Being a SuperMentee (the Kind of Mentee that Every Mentor Loves)


Have you recently secured a mentor and want to know how to make the most out of this powerful relationship? In this Inc.com article, Scott Mautz, keynote speaker and author, shares 12 ways you can stay energized and keep your mentor energized throughout this important partnership.

What You’ll Learn

After completing the work on this page, you will be able to:

  • Know the role of the SuperMentee in the mentorship relationship
  • Identify 12 keys to being a SuperMentee
  • Use your superpowers for good as guided by your mentor

Dig Deeper

After reading the article, reflect on the following questions. Jot down your thoughts. Consider sharing this article with a colleague or a work group for an insightful discussion.

  1. Why is it imperative to be a SuperMentee as opposed to just a regular mentee?
  2. Which of the 12 keys to being a SuperMentee do you find most important for fostering a thriving mentorship and why?
  3. Choose at least one of the 12 keys to being a SuperMentee and activate it in your mentorship.

Write a Review

  1. This article helped to clarify many things for me. Having worked in the Park Service for 20 years; I have been in the position of mentor many times. I really think that it is really important that to be a “SuperMentee” because if the mentee is disinterested in the relationship the relationship breaks down. Sometimes my past mentees have been attentive while others could have cared less what I had to say. I now realize that the more apathetic mentees probably needed to set short term goals that I could measure. There also should have been more opportunities for the mentees. As the article states, “If they open a door of opportunity for you, visibly sprint through it.” For this reason I think that #5 (take action on the advice, run through doors opened for you) is the most important for a mentee.

  2. I appreciated that this was a resource that took a step back from the mentor/mentee relationship and looked at the big picture. Most of the resources on mentorship that I have read focus on how to find a mentor and what the mentor can do for you. It was helpful to look at mentorship from a different perspective and challenge yourself on what you bring to the experience and how to develop a lasting and impactful experience.


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