In 20 years of corporate practice I worked for a handful of fine bosses and leaders, two very poor ones, and one who was superb. I also was blessed with two wonderful mentors. All of them influenced how I felt about my work, company and profession. And sometimes they affected my commitment and performance.
Leaders, of course, are crucial to an organization’s culture, success and reputation. And mentors can help us grow professionally, introduce us into social networks and open doors to opportunities.