Mentoring: Back to front

by Lis Merrick
In the latest in a series of columns dedicated to mentoring, we look at ‘reverse mentoring’ to support senior leadership learning and retain talent. This issue: Turning it on its head
Young staff can learn much from more senior mentors – so why not the other way round?

So what is reverse mentoring? Quite simply, it is usually where a more junior or younger person mentors someone who is more senior or older, so the more usual role-model type relationship is turned on its head. It can be as simple as your child challenging your thinking with a powerful question or helping you send a tweet.

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