Why is Mentoring Under-utilized?

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Why is Mentoring Under-utilized?
Michael D. Moore, Entrepreneur, United States

Mentoring can be one of the most effective training and empowering tools available. I am concerned as to why the mentoring process is so underutilized.
Most mentoring in companies takes place on an informal basis. More experienced people take others under their wing.
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