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Finding a Mentor

Employing a good mentor can produce a return of at least ten times the investment over a period of 12 months.

As business leaders become younger, due to the retirement of the “baby boom” generation, they are less experienced in handling complexity, and more in need of the type of advice that professional mentors can provide. Getting the right mentor is important. First, and foremost, you need to choose a mentor who is experienced in your sector, and is highly respected by his or her peers.

In addition, you will want to choose someone who displays the following characteristics:

  • Accountability
  • Credibility
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Reliability
  • Commitment
  • Partnership
  • Trustworthiness
  • Patience
  • Sensitivity

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