Mentoring is a power free, two-way mutually beneficial relationship. Mentors are facilitators and teachers allowing the protégé to discover their own direction. Mentorees say things like: "They let me struggle so I could learn." "Never provided solutions—always asking questions to surface my own thinking and let me find my own solutions." In a recent study, the top four words chosen to best describe their mentor’s dominant style were—friend/confidant, direct, logical, questioner. Mentoring is the all-inclusive description of everything done to support protégé orientation and professional development. Coaching is one of the sets of strategies which mentors must learn and effectively use to increase their protégés' skills and success. In other words, we need both mentoring and coaching to maximize learning and development. Mentoring is the larger context and developmentally appropriate process for learning of technique and all of the other professional and personal skills and understanding needed for success.
"The core values of an organization are those values we hold which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. We have an entire universe of values, but some of them are so primary, so important to us that throughout the changes in society, government, politics, and technology they are STILL the core values we will abide by. In an ever-changing world, core values are constant. Core values are not descriptions of the work we do or the strategies we employ to accomplish our mission. The values underlie our work, how interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfil our mission. The core values are the basic elements of how we go about our work. They are the practices we use (or should be using) every day in everything we do." http://www.nps.gov/training/uc/whcv.htm