“Telling our protégés that diversity matters won’t change a thing. We must demonstrate our commitment to it by deliberately mentoring people who aren’t like us.” Army officer Richard Farnell points out in an article for Harvard Business Review that mentoring people who are different than you is essential for entrepreneurial success.
Have you ever shared a business idea with colleagues or friends and then thought, “Wow, I better actually make something happen with this because other people know about it?” Did a kind of peer pressure challenge you to the finish line of a project? Do you think you would have accomplished your goal if you had kept it to yourself?
You may look at a wildly successful entrepreneur whom you admire and think he or she has it all: brains, drive, business acumen, great quality of life. The truth is, more than a few entrepreneurs struggle with emotional and mental health issues even as they build their own ladder to success.
It’s really not hard to fathom. About half of new startups fail in the first four years, according to a statistic from smallbiztrends.com. About 77 percent of small businesses are started using an […]