I've been an EA for a while and over the years I mentored and connected to probably over a hundred people.
I feel like in retrospect I mentored with hubris. I assumed that certain support is going to be there for those who deserve it and that certain things I was told about priorities could be trusted even if I didn't look into them myself as thoroughly as I'd have liked to. But this recent event makes me wonder if I should have been more careful in my advice.
I hesitate to keep mentoring before I pull back to reflect. At the same time, I still have commitments and I don't want to let these people down. But I also feel uncomfortable saying anything with high confidence at the moment.
How can I keep engaging with mentees in ways that will be true to my feelings, but won't rob them of advice and guidance that could still be useful?