- Managing and mentoring are two different things. Both requires empathy. You need to switch modes depending on the situation.When you're managing you need to give clear directions for others to follow. Whereas when you're mentoring it is more about offering advice, giving them space to work out what's right for them. To let them grow and decide what's best for them.
- I'm in a very similar position - if you're looking at managing people from a mentoring perspective, I'd look into 'leadership' over 'managing'. There's quite a few good leadership books out there to get advice from and then put into practice. It's all about respect and boundaries.
- Take time to get to know them and their personality. Don't talk down to them. Just guide them
- With patience, compassion and looking at things from another perpective. Good luck!
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