At this moment in history, no group of people has greater potential to positively influence the future of the world than Africans. The continent has long been recognized for its natural resources and rich and diverse cultures and societies. What is emerging is the potential of its mid-career professionals.
While a worldwide consensus that learning is important for healthy child development exists, there is still much misunderstanding about the learning process itself. Many of today’s education systems have been built on the premise that learning is “serious work” that should focus on academic skills.
In the Defining Decade, Meg Jay provides a very compelling narrative and explanation of why our twentys matter so much. Jay dispels some common myths. Contrary to popular opinion, our twenties are not a period of extended adolescence, thirty is not the new twenty.
The April 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review features an article by Suzanne de Janasz and Maury Peiperl which presents veteran/protégé mentoring as a compelling way for CEOs to accelerate their learning. But can CEOs benefit from a different type of mentoring all together?