According to Yoder-Wise (2019) mentoring is an important leadership function; The Robert Wood Johnson Nurse executive fellows program identify five main “competencies for leaders and mentors”
Those five competencies are: Interpersonal and communication effectiveness, risk taking and creativity, self-knowledge, inspiring and leading change, and strategic vision.
How can one develop these competencies ? Can they be learned? Are all leaders mentors? Do you choose your mentor? or Does your mentor choose you? Examine your leadership and mentoring strengths and identify a mentor who can help you in your career journey? How can you differentiate between mentoring and leading?