Why do you need a mentor?
“My Business Mentor has helped me transform myself and improve business performance over the past 2 years.”
Introducing innovation is a race - to win, you have to be fast, efficient and different. Often, you do not know the rules of the race, which seem to be continually changing, so you tend to learn through experimentation or ‘trial and error’. This takes up valuable energy and resources, much of which can be avoided by allowing experienced mentors to guide you and ‘short-cut’ the learning cycle.
A mentor can listen to you, and help you to develop greater insight by thinking laterally and considering your innovative ideas, your business and yourself in a structured and integrated way. These insights can help you to innovate successfully, solve business problems, improve business performance, and develop your skills.
When do you need a mentor?
“I have found the deep relationship with my Mentor as a strength through very difficult times.”
Often the times when you most need a mentor are the times when you are least open to guidance. It is when you are contemplating something new or facing challenges that you most need to capture the fresh view that a mentor can provide. For example, when you are:
- developing a new business strategy to take performance to a new level
- introducing new technology
- developing or launching new products or services
- facing a difficult business or market challenge
- undertaking significant change or transformation
- preparing to access funding or investment capital.