Symbiotic Mentoring

Symbiotic Mentoring

All mentorship should be a two-way street. You should both be benefiting. Mentoring is a symbiotic relationship, not a parasitic one. 

Watch out for the signs of a parasitic mentorship. 

  • They use your influence or standing for their own gain, but never offer any value to you. 

  • They aren’t flexible or understanding when plans change and you need to reschedule. 

  • They dominate the conversation or your meetings. 

If you notice any of these, it’s likely time to move on.

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Rob Hoskins is the president of OneHope. Since taking leadership of OneHope in 2004, he has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word. Every Child. by partnering with local churches to help reach more than 1.8 BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word.

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