The role of a mentor is to encourage the personal and professional development of a mentee through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience.  The challenge for the mentor is to nurture or blossom the qualities required to enable the mentee to succeed from within themselves. A mentor understands the short and long-term goals of the employee, and positions them at tasks that challenges and expands their abilities, pushing them outside of their comfort zone.    The mentoring relationship is built on mutual trust, respect and communication, and involves both parties meeting regularly to exchange ideas, discuss progress and set goals for further development. Mentoring is fundamental to professional growth and success and a common finding with highly successful people is how they can usually point to the important role mentors played in their success.  In this video clip [click here] I touch on the importance of mentoring one on one for the project manager.  – Prof. Dr. Te Wu, the founder Project Management training firm PMO Advisory is among the few people in the world certified in Project (PMP), Program (PgMP), Portfolio (PfMP), and Risk Management (PMI-RMP).