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MentorsDefinition:From a career perspective, a mentor can be defined as, “an experienced individual who provides career guidance and personal support to a less experienced individual.”Sarah Frances Bailey , Elora C Voyles , Lisa Finkelstein , Kristina Matarazzo, (2016)"Who is your ideal mentor? An exploratory study of mentor prototypes", Career Development International, Vol. 21 Iss: 2, pp.160 - 175Summary:Missy Skurzewski, author of the article reviewed on mentorship and the integration ofcreativity and innovation into such, is a well renowned author and educator. Over the last tenyears she held educational leadership roles in multiple universities, culminating with her currentrole as Dean of General Education at Mid-State Technical College. She also holds a PhD inLeadership Studies. In her article, she describes the main two types of mentor-menteerelationships, formal and informal. She purports a main argument that the relationship betweenthe mentor and mentee is one that is should be mutually beneficial to both parties to achieve themaximum level of benefit. In her writing, creativity and innovation in these types of situationsshould be a strong focus to further develop the leadership attributes often derived from amentoring relationship.

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Term
Fall
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ScootEhrhorn
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Management, Organizational studies and human resource management, ideal mentor

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