Why mentors matter

Being the best you can be means surrounding yourself with the right people!

Behind every great person is quality support. In most cases, that means a cohesive team. Peer-to-peer learning is at its centre. Like rocks on a riverbed, stone polishes stone and you end up with a gem. There are a multitude of management books that discuss this at length, but it is a really simple message. Michael Jordan, perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time sums it up. A dual Olympic Gold medalist, he also won six NBA championships and was the Most Valuable Player five times. Despite his individual brilliance Jordan says “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships”. You might say that’s obvious in a team sport, but even with individual sports, the best only get to be the best with the right training and guidance.

Even though this is a business blog…

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