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I have always been drawn to mentoring relationships. As I look back over decades of learning, I find many instances of these types of relationships in my life. In some cases I was the protege and in others I was the mentor. Some relationships were formal while others just developed without any specific purpose or plan. As I participated in one of those kinds of relationships this weekend, I began to think about what constitutes a good mentoring relationship and why mentoring can be a very effective learning vehicle.