How do you spot someone who has the potential to be a good mentee?

I don't think there's a science to it. Everyone has some sort of potential. Generally, people who have a desire to become better to begin with and want to be coached might be good. Some of the people who I've mentored have come to me time and again with questions or ask for help, and that's usually a good indicator. But not everybody is going to have that spark.  To me, a “good” mentee is someone who’ll be open and honest about their values and beliefs, their passion, committed to making a change and execute on produce the desired results. One of my mentors said to me, "It's a two way relationship." All the mentoring and weekly calls are pointless if you're not implementing the guidance, or not ready to do the homework. A lot of the homework and the execution of an action plan is on the mentee. That said, I’m keenly aware of the “illusion of control”. The only thing I (or we as human beings) can control is ourselves, and ultimately, mentees and anyone else who might be asking for advice, are individuals with their own free will.

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I don't think there's a science to it. Everyone has some sort of potential. Generally, people who have a desire to become better to begin with and want to be coached might be good. Some of the people who I've mentored have come to me time and again with questions or ask for help, and that's usually a good indicator. But not everybody is going to have that spark.  To me, a “good” mentee is someone who’ll be open and honest about their values and beliefs, their passion, committed to making a change and execute on produce the desired results. One of my mentors said to me, "It's a two way relationship." All the mentoring and weekly calls are pointless if you're not implementing the guidance, or not ready to do the homework. A lot of the homework and the execution of an action plan is on the mentee. That said, I’m keenly aware of the “illusion of control”. The only thing I (or we as human beings) can control is ourselves, and ultimately, mentees and anyone else who might be asking for advice, are individuals with their own free will.
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Personal and labor ethics, moral person. ATTITUDE (positive, open minded, willing, listen-ask-deliver)  Results driven, no excuses. Understands sacrifices have to be made (no shortcuts, no free lunches). If (s)he is to be my mentee then I also have to like her/him.
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