You’ve likely been there before: paired up with someone who wasn’t a good fit. Maybe they had different goals. Perhaps you used dissimilar communication styles or they didn’t contribute the knowledge and skills you needed. Maybe you just weren’t compatible. It happens.
Of course, I’m referring here not to romance but to mentor-mentee relationships. The fact is, one of the most frequent challenges that training leaders face when facilitating mentoring programs is how to pair participants in a way that will be most rewarding for both.