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The SimplyCast Story, Part 7: The Importance of Mentors
A wise leader does not make decisions on their own. They listen to their team, they listen to their mentors and they make decisions based on their own knowledge and also the advice of others who have experience and wisdom.
Being the CEO of a company is often a lonely role. The CEO is in charge of making the difficult decisions, managing the overall team and guiding the future direction of the company. When the leader has questions, who does he or she turn to? If they need a good cry, so to speak, whose shoulder can they lean on? Having great mentors and advisers to rely on is essential for any CEO.
There is no school or training program that can instruct people on how to be a great CEO, which is why mentors are so important. The best mentors combine experience, motivation and even empathy at times in order to help CEOs make the best decisions for their company.
CEOs face unique stress points, such as keeping up with the hectic pace of their work responsibilities and social isolation due to their position. Many CEOs suffer emotional burnouts because of the pressures they face at work, which can have a huge impact on the company.
CEOs often worry about making the wrong decisions because they are responsible for so many areas of their company's success and growth. Being able to turn to someone who has experience and who has dealt with similar issues helps CEOs relieve the pressure and continue to lead effectively.
Discussing issues and strategies with excellent mentors is a central aspect of SimplyCast's ongoing plan. In order to learn, you need to ask questions and truly listen. Having mentors to help guide the company has saved us years of potential mistakes, helped us grow the company and enabled us to develop a comprehensive strategy for success.
SimplyCast would like to thank all our mentors who have provided so much guidance and wisdom right from the start. Without you, we would not be where we are today.
Read more of the SimplyCast Story here.