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The Dangers of Codependent Mentoring (2013)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"Falling into the rescuer trap"

This blog entry with the Harvard Business Reviewe highlights a trap coaches and mentors can fall into—from being a 'helper' to a 'rescuer'.. In the latter, where the relationship becomes co-dependent, both parties inevitably suffer. The person being helped receives no real beneficial help, while the rescuer becomes overburdened with the dependency of the other. Instead of generating the positive results they both aspire to, the co-dependent relationship between the two becomes a debilitating energy-drain for all concerned.

Harvard Business Review, 2013

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