In NHRI, our Investment Relationships between Leadership Mentors and Leadership Mentees are based on the Investment Relationship Model.
Step One: The Investor (Leadership Mentor) invests significant time and energy in the Investee (JLeadership Mentee), helping the Investee understand and use his/her leadership strengths. The Leadership Mentor's investment of significant time and energy in the Leadership Mentee typically comes during the weekly One-on-One meetings, which help the Leadership Mentor and Leadership Mentee develop their relationship, and give the Leadership Mentor opportunities to identify strengths in the Leadership Mentee. For One-on-One ideas, check out the Investment Chalice.
Step Two: The Leadership Mentee realizes his/her strengths, and uses them to help another person identify and develop his/her strengths. Thus, the Investee becomes the Investor, signifying Reinvestment: the ultimate goal of the investment relationship.