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How to Find A Great Mentor

How to Find A Great Mentor

In this program, we discover most ask and are trying to solve the the wrong mentoring question.

All the McKinsey, BCG et al partners hosting our programs talk about the incredibly important mentors who shaped their careers. It is a consistent theme. Kevin says that progress to the partnership comes down to an apprenticeship model where some senior partner must groom you.

If mentoring is so important, and so widely discussed, why is it so hard? Why do so many of us fail it? Why, even with good mentors at the right part of an engagement, we still fail to progress? Having the best mentor is not about finding a great mentor. There is a counter-intuitive insight which drives a different approach and it is explained in this program.

We use the example of Chetan, an executive coaching client, and how we applied this technique to change his career trajectory.

Ep 1: Chicken & Egg Dilemma in finding Mentors

Ep 2: Why everyone asks the wrong questions about mentors

Ep 3: What is mentoring?

Ep 4: What is a mentor?

Ep 5: Whom can mentor you and my own experience

Ep 6: What is the right question to ask…and the answer

Ep 7: The right mentor is insufficient – you need 2 other things

Ep 8: How to keep a great mentor

Ep 9: What happend with Chetan

Ep 10: What should you do in your 21 day plan

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The entire program is 10 episodes. This new format allows us to achieve 4 goals.

1 Taking into account very busy schedules of FC Insiders, we want members to be able to finish the entire program in 21 days.

2 We want members to apply what they learned from the program and start achieving results within 21 days (the recommended time to complete all 10 episodes). You need some results within 21 days to build your momentum and thereafter continue building on that success.

3 We want to focus on one powerful skill in each program so you can quickly notice an improvement if you follow the advice.

4 Each program uses a former executive coaching client as a case study to show you how other clients have implemented these skills.

All programs with the “21 Days” sign follow this format.

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