Do you have a mentor? You know, someone who you can ask for advice on occasion, someone that might be able to help you navigate the political puzzles of corporate life? Today, more than ever before, companies are appointing mentors for junior staff and who's to say that's a bad idea?
Except for one little problem. Every company I know is focused on attracting and developing world-class talent, yet consistently falls short.
What's more, helping talented young hires succeed is more difficult today than in years gone by, in part because those so-called "mentees" don't just want a mentor, they want something more. They want to see their careers accelerate right from the start, and they're not interested in an occasional check-in with a grey beard.
Well, what if I told you that there is a breed of boss out there who goes far beyond what any traditional mentor might do? I call them "superbosses" - men and women who exceed our traditional concepts of what a mentor is or can be to help others accomplish more than they ever thought possible. Over time, many superboss proteges go on to dominate entire industries, taking up top jobs and creating new businesses.
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