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Everyone who makes it has a mentor. • The Harvard Business Review

You’ve got to have mentors along the way. • Lee Iacocca

Contemporary mentoring is a caring relationship based on mutual respect that extends beyond normal business skills and goals into values, beliefs, and friendships. • Stephen Graves

I know of no leader in any era who hasn’t had at least one mentor: a teacher who found things in him he didn’t know were there, a parent, a senior associate who showed him the way to be, or in some cases, not to be, or demanded more from him than he knew he had to give. • Warren Bennis, Acclaimed Author & Business Professor

If I really love a guy and care for him, I cannot allow him to go on the way he is without some form of confrontation. You win some and you lose some. But I feel that’s my obligation. If I see a guy has a glaring weakness, if I’m in any way involved with him then I’ve got to tell him. • Howard Hendricks, Professor at Dallas Theological Seminary

Anyone can see people as they are. It takes a leader to see what they can become, encourage them to grow in that direction, and believe that they will do it. People always grow toward a leader’s expectations, not his criticism and examinations. • John C. Maxwell, from Developing The Leaders Around You

In order to be a good mentor I have to see a person not in terms of what they are, but in terms of what they can become. Therefore, I’m going to make an investment. • Howard Hendricks, Professor at Dallas Theological Seminary

Your protégé is more apt to do what you inspect that what you expect. • Floyd Wickman, Author of Mentoring—A Success Guide for Mentors and Protégés

If you are looking for the perfect person to be your Discipler, Teacher, Master, Tutor, Guardian, Guide, Father/Mother-figure, Trainer, Leader, Instructor, Counselor, Mentor and/or Coach, then I’ve got some bad news for you. That person doesn’t exist…My advice: Get over it. • Stephen Caldwell

There is something that is much more scarce, something finer by far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. • Elbert Hubbard

No one can become rich without himself enriching others. • Andrew Carnegie

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