Leadership

Why you should have a junior mentor

My previous blog post Why you should be a mentor outlines the benefits of mentoring, but have you heard of reverse mentoring? Reverse mentoring is a term used when a junior member of a company mentors a senior leader. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is widely credited as the first champion of reverse mentoring. He rolled out a program in the late 90s that leveraged younger employee’s knowledge of the Internet to coach GE's top management. But what can these youngsters teach us experienced leaders? Well, quite a bit actually. (more…)

By Nicholas Foster, ago
Leadership

Why you should be a mentor

I have had some great mentors throughout my career, both on a technical and non technical level. My career would not be where it is today without the help of these experienced, clever and giving individuals. Especially the Russian one. I have also mentored and coached hundreds of people during my career, helping them be the best they can be. But why should you mentor? (more…)

By Nicholas Foster, ago