Bruce Allen adds some essential thoughts about mentoring in his recent post, Mentoring Works…. In its Own Way His first bullet point is:
The mentoring relationship IS a relationship. It requires a chemistry between two individuals not found in a spread sheet or personality profile. Not every senior attorney in your firm will be selected as one, and not every person that needs one can find it within your firm.
See the remaining four bullet points at his blog. By the way, do you believe that Bruce is a grandfather? He provides evidence – see “Future Blogger” by scrolling down at his site.