There are no silver bullets in being successful in business but the data (and a lot of anecdotal evidence) shows that as well as bringing in the best possible talent (from gro.team naturally) the other critical thing you can do to maximise your chances of success is to get a mentor.
In the ft.com Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources officer at Unilever, says “women who are mentored have a higher chance of being appointed into senior roles”.
The Business Finance Taskforce set up a website to help SMB’s find a mentor here.
A mentor is someone willing to offer guidance, help, advice and support to make you as successful as possible in your professional life. The more applicable their experience is (and the better their inter-personal skills are) then more beneficial the relationship may prove to be. Mentoring can be conducted face-to-face ¦ phone ¦ hang out as little or often as suits the mentor and mentee.
If you don’t know someone you can approach directly to be your mentor the next best thing is to talk to us at gro.team.
We have a network of >50 successful people from all business sectors and stages and we will match you up individually with the perfect mentor for you.
Please give us a shout on 0800 246 5735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More detail on our newly formalised mentoring programme can be found here.
I’ve been working with an gro.team CTO coach and have really appreciated and valued their expert advice. I would definitely recommend them for technology business leaders who want to progress their career.
Mark Tindal Head of Integration and Development (at the time) KCOM