2Mentoring in Action

The Act of Mentoring Up Close

A successful career will no longer be about promotion. It will be about mastery.

Michael Hammer, author of Reengineering the Corporation

Jack Gamble was the consummate outdoorsman. Every deer, dove, quail, turkey, and largemouth bass was in grave danger whenever Jack entered the wild with his rifle, shotgun, bow, or reel. But at Gracie-Omar, Inc., he was the consummate mentor.

Jack was the manufacturing engineering manager at the Triplin, Georgia, plant of Gracie-Omar, a large computer-systems and components plant. He had done his time in the trenches and had quickly worked his way up the chain. Now he reported directly to the plant manager. Jack’s upward mobility was due not only to his superior ...

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