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Michael D. Moore
Entrepreneur, United States

Why is Mentoring Under-utilized?

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.
Companies would do well to formalize mentoring and make it a strategic strength.

Financial Consultant, India

Managing versus Mentoring

There is a big difference between managing (more crudely bossing) and mentoring. Most senior members are not ready to give that extra effort in taking interest in a subordinate's career.
One more thing is many companies make the mistake of having the manager and mentor as the same person which does not workout fine.
There must also be some accountability for the same.


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