Although it’s only mid- January, all of us are navigating dramatic changes in the business environment that will substantially change the game of business in the year ahead.
For example, how will the rising stock market impact your company’s business strategy? What could it mean for your customers when technology trends such as AI and IoT are changing the very nature of the types goods and services that you and your competitors bring to market? Given the tight labor market in some areas of the US, what will you need to do differently or better as a company to attract and retain talent? It all boils down to the decisions and actions you take as a leader.
Under these circumstances, we’ve seen that the most successful leaders are the ones who are constantly developing themselves and their outlook on business. One of the ways to do this is to take a more expansive approach to finding the right mentors.
Many people think about mentoring as a personal relationship between a more experienced individual guiding a less experienced individual for a period of time. In fact, there are a number of other ways of thinking about mentoring that go far beyond traditional definitions.
To find more of the right mentors to serve your needs, start with outcomes in mind: