Authors of “Managing to Make a Difference,” Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage, are guest bloggers for Association of MBAs (AMBA). “Six Tips to Becoming a Better Mentee,” discussing the importance a mentee plays in a mentoring relationship.

“To begin, we must recognise that this is similar to asking, ‘How can I become a better spouse?’ or, ‘How can I become a better friend?’ It’s about being a better relationship partner. And, because it depends on the unique needs of each person in the relationship, the precise way to become a better mentee is totally individualised, though we can provide some useful guidance. All this is much easier if the two of you are a good natural fit in the first place. When the fit is good, you’ll have to make fewer changes to become a better mentee for that person.”

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