Friday, March 9, 2018

Ian Ferguson: Guiding Workplace Leaders Of The Future

MENTORSHIP is not a new term in the corporate environment. For centuries we have had formal and informal mentors teaching, training and preparing the next generation of leaders. Mentorship is typically defined as the relationship in which a more experienced or knowledgeable person helps to guide someone who is considerably less so.

In the traditional sense it is an employee training system under which a mentor is assigned to act as an advisor, counsellor or guide to a junior or trainee. The mentor is responsible for providing support to, and feedback on, the individual in his or her charge. Many companies have developed systematic and structured mentorship programmes, where the culture is so well shaped that senior leaders understand their primary role to be the development of new and emerging leaders.

This article focuses on the benefits every company, irrespective of its size, will enjoy by developing a mentorship system. Here are the key reasons:  Read more >>