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7 Most Powerful Questions Exceptional Mentors Ask:

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(#5 is my favorite - try it today!)

1. Open-Ended Questions: "What challenges are you currently facing?"

2. Reflective Questions: "Looking back, what would you do differently?"

3. Future-Oriented Questions: "What are your aspirations for the next phase of your career?"

4. Challenge Questions: "If you knew you couldn't fail, what would you attempt to do?"

5. Clarifying Questions: "What makes you say that?"

6. Feedback Questions: "What can I do to support you better?"

7. Empowering Questions: "What's one action you can take right now to move forward?"


8. Perspective Shifting Questions: "How would you view this situation if you were in your colleague's shoes?"

PS: These questions aren't just for mentors to ask. Use these for self-reflection.