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- Mentoring 101: Building a Mentoring RelationshipJournal of the American Dietetic AssociationVol. 110Issue 7
- PreviewIn today's economy, employers are looking to maximize efficiency and employees are doing everything they can to demonstrate their value. These complementary interests create the fertile ground from which successful mentoring, whether an organizational program or an individual relationship, can grow. Those individuals who take greater personal responsibility for their career development are the most likely to benefit from the guidance of a mentor, and organizations looking to identify and retain their most valuable contributors stand to gain by providing the opportunity for mentoring relationships to flourish.