Listening is one of the most important resources a leader can possess. This single quality enables you to gain valuable insights in addition to building trusting relationships.
When we take the time to listen to young people, we are able to learn about them. Only through learning do we maximize our ability to see from their perspective.
The old adage is true: People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Loving people involves making others feel important out of your genuine concern and commitment to them.
Once you have listened, learned, and loved you are positioned to LEAD. Leading is devoting yourself to developing the full potential of those around you. Think about your leadership and how you will be remembered. Join TYM today and help us leave a legacy in the lives of young people!
Respect is one of the most important elements in the mentor/mentee relationship. Respect isn’t something that comes quickly or easily and instead requires time and patience to build. Successful mentoring relationships depend on it.
Relevance refers to making what you say and do meaningful. Quality mentors increase mentee engagement by making an effort to connect to the background and experiences of the youth they are working with. Mentors must get to know their mentees.
Relationship among mentor/mentee is essential to the success of a match. Youth know when adults genuinely care, believe in them and are interested in their success.
We recognize each other’s efforts in achieving our organizational goals
and find ways to celebrate our successes.
We consider each other’s contributions, time, and feelings
by acknowledging each other and saying, “thank you.”