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The adept book

 Right no I am working at my second edition for my first book, still in norwegian. But I hope it will be English/American within short time.


The book is a working book for the adept. I use the world adept, and others use protegee, mentees and maybe some other names. I use adept because it it is from the Latin language and the meaning is  a apprentice. 


Do you have some opinions about what is best to call the person. Please write it here at my blogg.

Reading about mentorship at Wikipedia

The first recorded modern usage of the term can be traced to a book entitled "Les Aventures de Telemaque", by the French writer François Fénelon In the book the lead character is that of Mentor. This book was published in 1699 and was very popular during the 18th century and the modern application of the term can be traced to this publication.


This is the source of the modern use of the word mentor: a trusted friend, counselor or teacher, usually a more experienced person. Some professions have "mentor programs" in which newcomers are paired with more experienced people in order to obtain good examples and advice as they advance, and schools sometimes have mentoring programs for new students or students who are having difficulties.


Today mentors provide their expertise to less experienced individuals in order to help them advance their careers, enhance their education, and build their networks. In many different arenas people have benefited from being part of a mentoring relationship, including:

Maybe you know some famous people using a mentor?


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Viking Weekend 2009

 JCI Drammen are having people from all over europe coming for their annual "Viking Weekend". This year on Solli Farm in Asker, Norway.


I was booked for my training in "The Big Five" with persons from Polen, Latvia, Germany and Norway. I got two hours to work especially with listening, questions and feedback.


Even two hours are little time they got a preview of how it is to be a mentor and adept. They all get very curious about mentoring and maybe they would get their own mentor when they get home.


Or maybe they will try to be mentor for another person and with the knowledge from "The Big Five" you are actually able to do so. But to be a good mentor you need to practise – practise – practise…


Pictures are coming.

Is your organization talking about issues like these?

I came across a company, called Perrone-Ambrose Associates ( and they are providing practical and impactful mentoring and coaching programs, tools, and services today for shaping the leaders of tomorrow.


They were saying that if your organization is talking about certain issues, like:

·         We need to do something to prepare people for leadership positions.

·         We hire and train people who then leave to work for our competitors.

·         Our people come up through one part of the organization and that’s all they know.

·         Our managerial and leadership ranks lack diversity.


It`s time to call for a intern mentor program. If you want to know more about mentor program send me an email on

Mentor prepare yourself

Good mentoring relationship starts with preparation by both parties. As a mentor you should be as aware as possible of what you have to contribute and how your potential contributions can match the needs of the adept.


The adepts too, might prepare a list of questions about what they hope to get out of the mentoring relationship.


The following checklist will give you an idea of the things you will benefit from clarifying as a mentor:


  1. What carees ecperiences have helped me most in my own professional development?
  2. What were the most important lessons learned from those lessons?
  3. What "truths" would I want to pass on from those lessons?
  4. If I were to contribute one quotation to my own book about succeding in this organization, what would that quote be?
  5. What have mentors done for me and my development? What kinds of mentoring experiences have been most helpful to me?
  6. If I had the power, what would I change about any of the mentors I have had?
  7. How relevant do I believe my experiences and my professional learning will be to the development of my adept?
  8. As a mentor, how would I like to be remembered?