According to Google a mentor is: A person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modelling positive behaviours. An effective mentor understands that his or her role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee.
By Alison Vidotto
If we consider the fact that great leaders do not generate more followers, they generate more leaders, then it stands to reason that a great leader also needs to be a great mentor. How else will you really build strong leadership skills in your employees?
Mentoring requires time and effort but then so does good leadership. It is an investment in your employees to develop their skills that will pay great dividends.