When mentoring goes wrong: Lessons for young managersThursday 04 February 2016
When mentoring goes wrong; lessons for young managers
Blog by CMI insight
The mentor-mentee relationship can be mutually beneficial for all involved but, if managed in the wrong way, mentoring can become a career hinderance rather than a career boost.Billionaire investor Warren Buffett had Benjamin Graham, Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer had Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and, perhaps most famously, Luke Skywalker had the mentorship of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars.
Whether in reality, fiction, business or Hollywood, successful mentor-mentee relationships have often propelled their young protégés to stardom. But when it goes wrong, it can leave a nasty taste in the mouths of all parties.
For young managers, being given guidance from an experienced and well-respected mentor is often perceived as the gold-studded pathway to greater visibility, exciting assignments and big promotions.
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