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Why All Leaders Must Be Coaches And Mentors

What can you do to make sure that you will add value to any organization you are a part of, regardless of what the future might bring?

Help make other people more successful!

Well…sort of.

When we hear that leaders must be coaches and mentors that’s what we assume, that this means helping making someone more successful, but that’s easy to do.

You might spend just ten minutes with someone to teach them something new and now they are a tiny bit more successful…good for you, but it doesn’t stop there.

You’re job as a leader is to help make other people more successful… THAN YOU! These are the two most crucial words that we need to add to the end of that sentence.

A coach and mentor helps you become a better version of yourself, they help you overcome obstacles, cross boundaries, and accomplish what you thought was impossible.

In my time working for corporations I never had this, which is why I ultimately ended up leaving and working for myself around 15 years ago.

As we see the influx of more technology and automation in the workforce it’s clear that the leaders who simply focus on decision making and commanding and controlling will be augmented and eventually replaced by technology.

However, the great leaders out there who focus on the human aspect of work will see their value increase 10x because this is something that technology will not be able to do anytime soon.

Leadership is changing. What are the skills and mindsets you need to master in order to lead in the new world of work? According to over 140 of the world’s top CEOs there are 4 mindsets and 5 skills that leaders need to master. Learn what they are and hear directly from these leaders by downloading the PDF below.

The best part is that leadership isn’t about a job title.

Employees at all levels can find people to coach and mentor, either at work or outside of work. I absolutely believe that this is the best thing you can do for your career.

I put together a video which talks about this in more detail. Please check it out below and if you want more content like this you can subscribe to my Youtube channel.

The future of work is uncertain and can be scary at times.

But the need to be human and help other people will always exist.

How can you help make someone else more successful than you and have you done so already?

Share your story below!


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Jacob Morgan

4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com. Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work