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  • Establish schedule for remote and in person conversations – stick to it!

    • Know when to initiate contact with the protégé  


  • Encourage the protégé using straight talk


  • Determine which style is most effective

    • Drill sergeant – omnipresent and all knowing

    • Therapist - let the protégé come to their own conclusions

    • Most situations will require the flexibility to mix both styles


  • Treat the relationship as any friendship or marriage


  • Utilize the personal environment in more advanced protégé relationships  


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