Chapter 14

Leaders as Mentors and Teachers: Time-Tested Leadership Development Strategies

Edward Betof

In This Chapter

  • Mentoring and teaching by leaders is a time-tested leadership development strategy dating back centuries before the birth of Christ.
  • The six primary benefits of leaders serving as mentors and teachers.
  • Organizations gain competitive advantages when their experienced leaders serve as mentors and teachers for both nascent leaders and their overall workforce.
  • Five mentoring formats for leaders serving as teachers and mentors.


Mentoring: . . . a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction. ...

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