There is something appealing about the idea of mentoring as a form of management development. In the fiercely competitive business world, the notion that a “wise or trusted advisor or guide” (to use the Collins English Dictionary definition) will be assigned to help young people who are breaking their free enterprise teeth, is attractive. Mentoring has become established, of course, for the highly pragmatic reason that organizations will gain some benefit from lessons learned by their emerging talents.
Development and Learning in Organizations – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 2004
Keywords: Distance learning; Mentoring; Performance; Leadership; Career development; Career guidance; Coaching