Mentoring is as old as civilization. Throughout history, mentoring was the primary means of passing on knowledge and skills in every field—from Greek philosophers to Middle Eastern tutors—and in every culture. Mentoring took place among Greek philosophers (Socrates and Plato), leaders (Alexander the Great and Aristotle) and Craftsmen.
Can you imagine a national football team entering the World Cup with a squad which has never played together? Of course not; everyone understands that a team needs to practise
Imagine the situation. One of your top performers comes into the office and tells you he was involved in a ‘fracas’ with a colleague. He has a big personality, is hugely popular with your customers and generates amazing commercial success. He seems irreplaceable. This isn’t the first time you’ve had issues, but this time a colleague has ended up in hospital.
This new age is already always on their phones. Why not make good use of that and turn this habit into an effective team building challenge?