Things seem so glum these days that I get excited reading that anyone is doing anything well. Here are a couple of interesting examples
According to Malcolm Gladwell, the New England Patriots are more than just a good football team. Its management has mastered the art of mentoring quarterbacks. So what? Gladwell thinks we should take a closer look at this as a model that would help (for example) public schools. BTW, just what are the elements of great mentoring systems? Are they transportable? Good questions.
Bill Holstein thinks that Rick Wagoner at GM actually does understand what is needed to turn the car maker around. He just didn’t have time to implement a full plan. Sounds good, but one question. Why did it take so long to realize that all GM had to do was to copy Toyota?
BTW - It’s minus 10 here in Tartu! Nipper!
FOLLOW - I wondered what other writing was around on ”transportable mentoring systems” and did a Google search with those words. Interesting — up popped Workinfo.com with a nice article comparing successful and unsuccessful mentoring. AlbertaVenture.com has a nice profile of companies that “focus” to get a competitive advantage. I found nothing interesting about mentoring in the public sector. Too bad.
Anyone have more sources?