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Unformatted text preview: Mentoring What are some of the important things you communicate to your managers? Answered by James J. Schiro , Zurich Financial Services The most important thing is mentoring. I think that gets lost. People ignore their responsibility to mentor. If you really hold a mirror up to yourself, you'd say, "There was a mentor that helped me get to where I am today." It may not just be one; maybe it was several along the way, but you have a responsibility to mentor other people. That gets lost on people. They get caught up in themselves. So a common message I always give our younger leaders is, "What are they doing to develop the next generation of leaders?" One thing I do is invite younger people into leadership meetings as observers to give us feedback on the way we are managing the business. Whenever I visit an office or location, I try to talk to a group of younger people in the organization. What's on their minds? They seem an office or location, I try to talk to a group of younger people in the organization....
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- Fall '08