Mentoring: Making the Transition From Mentee to Mentor

  title={Mentoring: Making the Transition From Mentee to Mentor},
  author={David R. Holmes and Patricia K. Hodgson and Robert D. Simari and Rick A. Nishimura},
The concept of mentoring originated at least as long ago as early Greek civilization. In Greek mythology, when Odysseus left for the Trojan War, he placed Mentor in charge of his palace and, more important, the care and upbringing of his son Telemachus. Mentoring often involves multiple individuals; it is of interest that some scholars argue that Mentor was ineffective and that it was Athena, when she disguised herself as Mentor, who provided the guidance that Telemachus needed in times of… 

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