Leadership: Mentoring is not just an easy conversation

If you think you wouldn’t benefit from the help of a mentor, perhaps you need to take a long hard look at yourself. Behind most successful business people you will find a mentor or two – Richard Branson has six!

Sue Morgan is a Director of Vantage Performance who specialises in executive coaching; working with boards, CEOs and business owners. Sue says it takes a big ego to believe that you can’t benefit from having your way of thinking challenged: the key is to ensure that your mentor is able to test your approach and act as an effective sounding board. It should not be just a cosy chat over a cup of coffee once in a while.

In this edition of the Vantage Performance Podcast Series Sue talks to Phil Dobbie about how to find a mentor and what their precise role should be.


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