Mentor Tip: Questions for Protégés


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Subject: Mentoring tips on turning questions back

Sometimes an effective way to encourage communication and reflection is a question to the protégé. For example, you might ask:

  • What do you think?
  • Can you tell me how to do that?
  • What choices do you have?
  • How did you do that?
  • Who helped you make that decision?
  • Do you have any role models (teachers, family members, friends, historical figures, etc.) who have handled this type of situation in a positive way?
  • Are you happy with how things turned out?
  • What would you do differently if you were presented with the situation again?