I have had a very good boss quite a few years back. I had a tiff with him and had to leave the company. Down the road, I realized that I was absolutely wrong and I could have handled the matter in a better way. I want to apologize to him and request him to be my mentor. Edit: I am planning to send him an email regarding the same. Should I send him an email or should I take a telephonic appointment with him? What would be appropriate?

We live in different countries. So, the communication would be through e-mails, mostly.

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    Unfortunately, this question appears to be asking “What should I do?”, which the community has determined to not be a good fit for Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange. We can’t decide for you what to do; after you determine what you want to do, we can help you with your goal, but we can’t make these decisions for you. Sorry. – Mithical Mar 9 '18 at 10:18
  • I have edited my question accordingly. – WonderWoman Mar 9 '18 at 10:24
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  • As it's worded, this question probably won't be re-opened. Your question of "should I" makes this a guidance question, which we stay away from. To get this re-opened, I'd recommend deciding on your planned course of action. Once you do that, we can help you do what you plan on doing. – baldPrussian Mar 9 '18 at 21:45

It sounds like you want to apologize only because you want your former boss to be your mentor. It might be better to separate the two things. First, write a sincere email apologizing without asking for anything in return. If the apology is accepted, you can start a new dialog and perhaps then find a good opportunity to ask about mentoring.

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  • No. My intentions are very clear. I want to apologize because I was wrong and I want to be mentored under him because he is a good person. – WonderWoman Mar 9 '18 at 11:27

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