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The Wisdom of Titans: Secrets of Success from Entrepreneurs Who Rose to the Top by Wililam J. Ferguson

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Chapter Five

Coach, Mentor, and Teach Others

I do consider myself a teacher, and that started early on. My parents were teachers. I would consider them, especially my father, to be the earliest role models for the importance of teaching. As I got older and entered the workforce and began to manage people, the importance of teaching not only became obvious, but I began to develop my own style.

—Julia Stewart, Chairman and CEO, DineEquity, Inc.

Truth be told, not many entrepreneurs are known for being great coaches and mentors who devote a good deal of their time transferring skills and knowledge. Most of them, and understandably so, are impatient. They don’t suffer fools gladly, and those who can’t keep up with them are regarded as better ...

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