a key to employee loyalty
Organizations can no longer expect loyalty from their employees in exchange for a mere job. With the increase in downsizing, restructurings, and outsourcing, talented employees will stay with companies only if they can advance their careers and continuously upgrade their skills and knowledge. This article promotes mentoring as the key to doing this and declares wisdom to be the new employee benefit which has the most payoffs for an organization. Master mentors are purposeful, humble, curious to learn new things, and generous in sharing their knowledge with others. Ten steps for becoming a master mentor are outlined and the nature of a fruitful mentoring relationship is described.