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The value of C-level mentoring

Thursday, September 03, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Tom Bursey

We often hear an exceptional leader thanking a mentor for their success. It’s sometimes surprising. These people are already successful — why would they need a mentor? Mentoring often is viewed in the context of early-career professionals who serve as protégé to an internal organizational mentor (not their immediate boss), to help progress up the corporate ladder.

Why would having a mentor be of value to C-level executives, or to early-career corporate directors? Apart from the clear wisdom of the old saying, “never stop learning,” it...